How to move Manticore Search data to another drive ?


I want to move my Manticore Search data to a different drive. So far my searches have been unsuccessful. I will soon have a disk space problem if I don’t move my data, so I need to be told the steps necessary to perform a safe migration.

Currently my data is stored in the default location, i.e. in /var/lib/manticore

One of my concerns (not very important I think): previously, I used this guide How To Move a MySQL Data Directory to a New Location on Ubuntu 18.04 to move my data from MySQL and I’m also wondering if in order to migrate my data from Manticore Search, a change in AppArmor’s configuration is required?

Currently the steps I think I need to perform :

sudo systemctl stop manticoresearch sudo systemctl status manticoresearch (to check if the service is stopped) sudo rsync -av /var/lib/manticore /mnt/{{new_drive_name}} sudo mv /var/lib/manticore /var/lib/manticore.bak

And from there I don’t know how to change the Manticore Search configurations.

Thank you in advance to anyone who will help me.

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Your steps are correct. Changing Manticore Search configuration is super simple in this case: in Ubuntu you’ll need to just update data_dir in /etc/manticoresearch/manticore.conf

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