Moving the users "Sites" folder to different volume

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  1. typecase macrumors 6502

    typecase

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    Feb 2, 2005
    #1
    Hello all,

    I was wondering is there any way to change the location of the username/Sites folder to a different volume? I've tried doing so by editing the /etc/apache2/users/username.conf file and changing the directory string to a different volume from
    Code:
    <Directory "/Users/myname/Sites/"> to <Directory "Volumes/Sites">
    with no luck. I still get a Forbidden message. I did change ownership as suggested by this document by Apple.

    Can anyone help? I'm not getting anywhere with searches on this topic.
     
  2. r0k macrumors 68040

    r0k

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    Mar 3, 2008
    Location:
    Detroit
    #2
    You forgot the leading /. "Volumes/Sites" refers to a relative path, namely
    "/Users/myname/Sites/Volumes/Sites".

    Why do you want to move the folder? You might be better off creating a sym link to the folder. In /Users/myname create a sym link as follows...
    cd /Users/myname
    mv Sites NotSites
    ln -s /Volumes/Sites Sites

    You now have a sym link pointing to /Volumes/Sites. This will not work unless your apache config or .htacess contains the following...

    options followsymlinks
     
  3. typecase thread starter macrumors 6502

    typecase

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