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Searching an Index Manager archive and transferring the search result

Setting up Index Manager archive searches

To create a new input source based on an Index Manager archive search, click on the Index Manager server you have created and click on the green Plus icon to create a new search. When you do this, Connect will retrieve the available archives from the Index Manager server automatically. By default the FWP protocol will be used, but Connect also supports fetching files from legacy Index Manager servers over SMB.

This gives you the following options:

General properties

Name: Type a name for the Index Manager search here.

Description: A more thorough description for the archive search can be entered here.

Type: Choose Source to have Connect fetch files from the Index Manager based on a search result. If you'd like Connect to deliver files to an Index Manager archive, you can learn more here.

Search: Choose a field to search in from the drop-down list and then specify the value to search for.

Search Options

Processed file handling: Here you can choose how to handle the files that Index Manager has delivered to Connect.

Leave untouched means that nothing is done to the files. However, Connect's internal logic will avoid that files are processed twice unless they have been modified in the meantime.

Delete files after processing implies that the originals will be removed from the Index Manager archive after a copy has been sent to Connect.

Note: If the file cannot be deleted for some reason, the search field will be populated with the value 'marked_for_deletion'. This will also be output as an error in the logs. This way, the file will not be transferred multiple times, and a system admin can search for the marked_for_deletion tag to remove the files manually at an opportune time.

Update metadata in search file makes it possible to replace the content in the search field used for retrieving the file so that the same file is not processed twice. When using this option, enter the new content to be added in the Value field below.

Enable virus scanning: Enable this option to automatically check all incoming files for viruses. Infected files can be deleted, quarantined or ignored and logged. The actual virus scanner settings are configured on the Service Options tab.