Auto-storage mode is the default and recommended configuration storage option. It is a hybrid mode that stores configuration files on both the file system and the database (in table [sf_xml_config_items]).
When Sitefinity CMS uses FileSystem storage mode, you can switch to Auto-storage mode.
IMPORTANT: Once you switch to Auto-storage mode, you cannot switch back to any different configuration storage option.
To turn on Auto-storage mode of configurations, perform the following:
From this point on, the configuration files will be stored on both the file system and the database. In Auto-storage mode, the system makes the best decision where to store the configurations depending on the context.
When the system is in Auto-storage mode, you can restrict the modification of the file system configurations. For more information, see Read-only mode of configurations.
IMPORTANT: You must not remove existing configuration files from the project's ~/App_Data/Sitefinity/Configuration folder, because Sitefinity CMS continues to use them to read the default values. Only new changes are written to the database.
When the system is in Auto-storage mode, if you want to save a configuration intentionally on the file system, you can use one of the following methods:
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