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Directories

Description

The directories resource is a collection of directories that are used by the portal to store and manage content. Beginning at 10.2.1, Portal for ArcGIS supports five types of directories:

  • Content directory—The content directory contains the data associated with every item in the portal.
  • Database directory—The built-in security store and sharing rules are stored in a Database server that places files in the database directory.
  • Temporary directory—The temporary directory is used as a scratch workspace for all the portal's runtime components.
  • Index directory—The index directory contains all the indexes associated with the content in the portal. The indexes are used for quick retrieval of information and for querying purposes.
  • Logs directory—Errors and warnings are written to text files in the log file directory. Each day, if new errors or warnings are encountered, a new log file is created.

If you would like to change the path for a directory, you can use the Edit Directory operation.

Request parameters

ParameterDetails
f

The response format parameter. The default response format is html.

Values: html | json | pjson

Example usage

Below is a sample request URL for the directories resource:

https://machine.domain.com/webadaptor/portaladmin/system/directories?f=json

JSON Response syntax

{
  "directories": [
    Directory1,
    Directory2,
    ...
  ]
}

JSON Response example

{
  "directories": [
    {
      "name": "content",
      "physicalPath": "D:\\arcgisportal\\content",
      "directoryType": "CONTENT",
      "description": ""
    },
    {
      "name": "index",
      "physicalPath": "D:\\arcgisportal\\index",
      "directoryType": "INDEX",
      "description": ""
    },
    {
      "name": "db",
      "physicalPath": "D:\\arcgisportal\\db",
      "directoryType": "DB",
      "description": ""
    },
    {
      "name": "temp",
      "physicalPath": "D:\\arcgisportal\\temp",
      "directoryType": "TEMP",
      "description": ""
    },
    {
      "name": "logs",
      "physicalPath": "D:\\arcgisportal\\logs",
      "directoryType": "LOGS",
      "description": ""
    }
  ]
}