About Database Server Installation on macOS

On macOS, you can create a database server by using the Configuration Assistant. The creation of the server is done in two separate steps: The creation of the server's file structure, and the installation of the database server daemon.

  • Although the traditional way of creating a Harmony Server database is to create the database folders at the root of the filesystem on the server, and to mount these folders as network shares at the root of the filesystem on the clients, this is no longer possible as of macOS 10.15 (Catalina). Hence, if your network environment includes machines that use macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or later, the topics in this section will instruct you to create and mount the database folders in /Systems/Volumes/Data and to use shortcuts.conf to configure Harmony to find the database folders in this location. For more information about shortcuts.conf, see About the Location of Mount Points on macOS.
  • If you upgraded a machine from an older version of macOS to macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or later, any file or folder you created in the root folder (/) will be automatically moved to /Users/Shared/Relocated Items.