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Defining source or destination folders on the local server

Choosing source and destination folders on the local server

Having configured the local server settings you can specify folders that you want to use as the source or destinations for your channels. To do so, click on the Local Server and click on the green Plus icon at the bottom of the server panel to set up a new folder on that server.

General properties

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Name: Type a short descriptive name for the folder here.

Description: Here you can specify more accurately what the folder is for. (Limited to 255 characters)

Type: Choose whether this should be a source or a destination folder, or both. This setting determines which category the folder shows up in when creating a channel.

Path: Type in the path to the local folder here. If you do not know the exact path you can click on the Browse button to expand the server's file system and optionally create a folder directly from the web interface.

Delete filter: Lets you specify files to delete from the input to avoid transferring them. This can be used to remove unwanted files from your workflow or to avoid transferring accompanying files that your system doesn't use. Several file types can be defined and separated with a space, thus: *.txt *.tmp

Source Folder Options

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These options apply only to source or source/destination folders:

Include files in subfolders: Specifies whether Connect should retrieve all files in subfolders in the specified path.

Remove empty subfolders: Enable this option to have Connect "clean up" empty subfolders after retrieving the files in them.

Wait for growing files: This option can be enabled to make sure Connect only picks up the file in the source folder when is has been written entirely. This may be useful if the source folder is populated by another application that writes files byte-for-byte in the input folder without locking it.

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.

What's next

You may want to define a run schedule to control how often and what times of day Connect transfers files from its source folders.

If you have now created your source and destination folders, it may be time to combine sources and destinations in a channel.

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