We also need to discuss the file structure and storage of our Blackboard Learn files. Our discussions in Chapter 1, Planning a Blackboard Learn Instance, briefly mentioned the file-structure needs and that our Blackboard Learn environment needs large storage areas for files from the course, the users, and the system itself. Most Blackboard administrators will put the
Blackboard folder on a different drive than the server's operating system, either by creating a new drive in the Windows server, such as
F:/Blackboard for application files, or
G:/Bb-Content/ for content files. In Linux or Solaris, we add an additional hard drive mounted to the
/usr/local/blackboard/content/ subdirectories. We will also ...