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How do I configure Carousel to work with a separate Media directory?

Applies to

  • Carousel 7.0+

Answer

If your media is on a separate network attached storage (NAS) device, configure the new media store by copying the current media, verifying the Windows permissions on the new media directory, configuring the Carousel web UI, Carouse service and IIS to use the path, then test it.

This section is for Pros Only. We will not explain IIS concepts here. If you’re having trouble understanding the concepts, you will need to seek paid assistance from Tightrope Media Systems or one of our qualified installation partners.
  1. Complete all of the steps from How do I install the Carousel Server Software?
  2. Copy the existing Media to the network drive.
    1. Navigate to the C:\TRMS\Web\Carousel\ directory.
    2. In a separate Explorer window, open up your network drive.
    3. Move the Media folder to the network drive so the path to be used is \\NetworkDrive\Media.
    4. Set the security properties of the new media directory so that the Carousel service and web application pool will be able to read and write to this location.
  3. Configure database entry for Carousel services.
    1. Open Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio from the Start Menu.
    2. Login using valid credentials with at least DBO access to the Carousel50 database.
    3. Expand Databases.
    4. Expand Carousel50.
    5. Expand Tables.
    6. Find dbo.Options, right-click and select Edit Top 200 Rows.
    7. In the middle pane, find the entry for Media Directory in the Name column.
    8. Update the Value to be \\NetworkDrive\Media.
  4. Configure new virtual directory in IIS.
    1. Open the Internet Information Server (IIS) Manager from the Start Menu.
    2. In the Connections pane expand Sites.
    3. Expand Default Web Site.
    4. Right-click on Carousel and choose Add Virtual Directory....
    5. Name it Media.
    6. Point it to \\NetworkDrive\Media.
    7. Click OK.
  5. Reboot the Carousel Server.
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