02-SapphireOne Server Files and Folders

Files and Folders on your Server

Mac folder SapphireOne locations.

For a Mac the Applications folder is where the SapphireOne folder is created. The user should be aware that on a Mac it will name the server folder SapphireOne 18.1 Server and proceed to hide the contents. The user will have to right click on the app and select the Show Contents option to be able to view the contents.


PC folder locations 64bit Applications.

For a PC please note that SapphireOne is now 64bit application. On a PC we have the Program Files (x86) folder for legacy 32bit applications and we also have Program Files for 64bit applications. So, for a PC the Program Files folder is where the SapphireOne folder on the next page is normally created. Although if it is already installed correctly in the (x86) folder we would probably leave it as it was.


General Storage Folder.

If a folder named SapphireOneConstants is created directly below the common SapphireOne folder and used to hold the live data file, it should never be moved.


Other folders on your Hard drive.

These are much smaller in size and are performed by replacing a folder named Server Database which is contained within the SapphireOne 18.4 Server folder as documented in the 06-Server Upgrade Reference Guide article.


Data File Name and Location.

Company Data File Location.

It is imperative that a decision is made where to locate your Live SapphireOne Data File and this should not be on the desktop of the server. If the server is not running, it could be accidentally deleted or moved. Once this decision is made and implemented, its location should be recorded and a screen shot taken, so that it may be located easily and reliably at a later date.

Folder name for the Data File.

The name used in the article 05-File and Folder Layouts is ALiveDataFile. It could also be Live Data File however for us at SapphireOne, it will mean that your companies live working data file should be within those folders. Preceding the folder name with the letter A will simply place the folder alphabetically at the top of the list of folders on your server.

Data File Name.

The name that most companies use is a shortened version of the name of the company. The actual name of the data file can have any name that is required and is usually is the name of your company.Here we use the name SapphireOne.4DD.



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