How can I access archived files through Daylite Mac, iPhone and iPad?

Files that are stored in the Daylite database can be archived to external storage (from the Daylite Server Admin application under the Databases section); this saves space and allows for quicker backups of the Daylite database. The files can be archived to a folder or drive that can then be shared for access from other users.

Setting up shared access to archived files

When archiving file in Daylite Server Admin, you can specify the location where the files will be archived; this can on the same computer as the Daylite Server, or any remotely shared drive that has been mounted. When setting up the location, you can specify the AFP file sharing URL (afp://), which will allow other computers that have the shared drive/folder mounted to access the archived files through Daylite.

Accessing archived file from Daylite for Mac

Once the files have been archived, in order to be able to access the files from Daylite for Mac, the shared drive/folder needs to be mounted on the computer running Daylite. Each user that needs access to these archived files should mount the shared drive/folder on their computer.

Accessing archived files from Daylite for iPhone and iPad

In order to be able to access archived files from Daylite for iPhone and iPad, Daylite Server will need access to the shared drive/folder hosting the files. If the shared drive/folder is hosted on the same computer as Daylite Server, no other setup is necessary.

If the shared drive/folder is hosted from another system, the shared drive/folder will need to be mounted on the computer running Daylite Server in order to be able to access the archived files from Daylite for iPhone and iPad.

Additional resources

For more information on connecting to other computers and file servers on a network, refer to these Apple Knowledge Base articles:

OS X Mountain Lion: Connect to shared computers and file servers on a network.

OS X Lion: Connect to shared computers and file servers on a network.

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