Setting up the Metadata Database on a shared server
2. Make sure you have it so it will always be mounted when AF launches
3. run Terminal.app
4. Then edit the following line to include the path to where you want to keep the database by replacing the “/Volumes/Some Drive/Some Folder” part.
5. Paste the edited line into Terminal.app
6. Launch AF. If successful you’ll find a file named “Metadata Database” at that path.
What does this do? It sets the AF Preferences to override the location in your Home Folder Application support where AF defaults to.