If you accept drive C: as the location for files and databases, skip this section.
In order to install the Metasys Server application to an alternate disk drive location, you need to specify that location using SQL Server Management Studio before you begin the installation. The Metasys Server setup then detects the presence of the historical databases and installs the databases at that location.
The following table indicates the application and database default locations.
|Metasys Server Application
C:\Program Files (x86)\Johnson Controls\MetasysIII on a 64-bit system
|Metasys System Databases1
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL<version>.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA
Follow these steps to create the databases at a custom location. (For more background on changing SQL Server database default locations, browse to this link: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd206993(v=sql.120).aspx).
- Install the version of SQL Server software that is recommended for your operating system and supported for Metasys software on the default disk drive. For details, see SQL Server Software.
- Start SQL Server Management Studio. If your version of SQL Server software does not have Management Studio, you can download it here: https://aka.ms/ssmsfullsetup. Log in as the SQL Server sa administrator, or with a Windows user account that has administrative rights to SQL Server. The Object Explorer appears.
- Using Object Explorer, right-click on the database instance name and select Properties as shown in Figure 1.
- In the Properties window,
select Database Settings. Under Database default
locations, specify a custom location in each of the Path fields: Data, Log, and Backup.
Use the browse button next to each path field to
locate where you want to create the database. Select the same disk drive for each.Figure 1. Example of Defining Alternate Disk Drive Locations for SQL Server Databases
- Click OK and exit from SQL Server Management Studio.
- Install the Metasys Server application. The installer creates the Metasys databases in the custom disk drive location that you specified in step 4.