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Preparing the filesystem and database

These steps describe how to prepare a suitable location for data storage and the database.
  1. Create a new folder on your local filesystem.

    This folder can be located anywhere, but you need to make sure that the user account under which Tomcat will run has full read/write access to this location.

    In a clustered environment, this folder needs to be shared between all cluster nodes.

  2. Create a new database for Alfresco Content Services.

    It's good security practice to create a new user account for Alfresco Content Services which only has permissions to this database.

    For PostgreSQL, run the following commands:

    create database alfresco encoding 'utf8'; 
    create role alfresco LOGIN password 'alfresco'; 
    grant all on database alfresco to alfresco;

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