Some of our Syncplify.me Server! users prefer to store their users’ home folders (actually VFSs as of version 4.0) on a different machine via shared folders. For example, instead of having your user’s home point to C:\SFTPData\MyUser you want to have it point to \\10.5.123.9\SFTPData\MyUser.
This is a perfectly reasonable and fairly common request. As of version 4.0, Syncplify.me Server! provides a variety of methods to accomplish this goal.
The first step is always the same: creating a VFS that points to the network-shared folder, like this:
Once the VFS is created, you can proceed and create a User profile that uses the newly created VFS as its “home”. And this is where you have many options.
For example, if your entire infrastructure runs on Windows (including the machine that shares the folder) and all your systems are ActiveDirectory-aware, then you can specify the user type as “Active Directory” and impersonate the home VFS as “this user”: Continue reading