Creating a data layer


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Workspace Virtualization (formerly SVS)




Creating a data layer

You create data layers to capture data files into a dedicated layer. Data layers can store the data that would otherwise be written to an application layer or the base file system.

You can create a data layer that captures all files with specified extensions (for example, all files with a .doc extension). Files with specified extensions are captured even if they are generated outside of the layer.

You can also create a data layer for a specific directory (for example, the My Documents folder). When you specify a directory, you can include its subdirectories. Any files that are saved into this directory are saved in the data layer.

When a data layer is activated on a computer, files that already exist on the computer are not automatically captured into the layer. However, any files that match the specifications of the data layer are redirected to the layer when they are modified.

To create a data layer

  1. Start the SWV Admin tool.

  2. Click Start > All Programs > Symantec > Workspace > Virtualization > Symantec Workspace Virtualization Admin.

  3. In the SWV Admin tool, on the File menu, click New Layer.

  4. On the Create new layer dialog box, click Data layer, and then click Next.

  5. On the second dialog box, type a name for the layer. In the Data layer details section, click either the File extension(s) separated by semi-colon or Directory option, and then specify the extensions or directory. Layer names are limited to 50 characters.

    To create a data layer that uses both file extensions and a directory, you must edit the layer after it is created.

    See Editing a data layer

  6. Click Next, and then click Finish.

    The layer appears in the SWV Admin tool.

See About the creation of virtual software layers

See About updating a virtual software layer

See Creating an application layer using single program capture

See Renaming a virtual software layer