- Stop the Urchin Services: Start->Programs->Urchin->Disable Urchin Services
- Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the etc folder of the Urchin distribution. By default, this is C:\Program Files\Urchin\etc
- Using a text editor, open the urchin.conf file
- Uncomment the following line by removing the leading ‘#’ character:#dataDirectory: ./data/
and substitute the drive letter and full pathname you want to use instead of the default folder, e.g.
- If necessary, create the new data folder. Important note: the permissions on this folder must allow read and write access to the Urchin service.
- Copy the contents of the data folder to the new folder.
- Rename the data folder to data.old. You can remove it completely if you wish, but you may want to ensure that everything is working properly before doing this.
- Restart the Urchin Services: Start->Programs->Urchin->Enable Urchin Services
- Due to the way licensing is implemented on UNIX-type systems to prevent tampering, moving Urchin’s data directory will require the Urchin license to be reactivated. However, the relicense operation is extremely simple – you merely need to log in as the Urchin admin user and click Reactivate License.
- Windows users who later upgrade Urchin, will have to edit the ~urchin\etc\urchin.conf file. That file is overwritten with default settings during any Urchin upgrade, so you will need to restore your custom data location settings.