Directories

  • URL:https://<system>/directories
  • Child Resources:Directory
  • Required Capability:Administrator
  • Version Introduced:10.2.1

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

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": ""
        }
    ]
}