FileWatcher: working with remote folders

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FileWatcher: working with remote folders

Postby KlausSpeierl » Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:51 pm

Hello together,
I am evaluating the FileWatcher tool and I am thrilled about the features it has.
Now I am trieing to watch a remote folder and I read in the manual, that there might be some specials to do so.
I haven't managed to get the notification from a remote folder if there is a new file created. Doing locally it works.

Could anybody give me a hint. Has anybody already managed to get notified from a remote folder?

Thank in advance for your help!

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Re: FileWatcher: working with remote folders

Postby DataMystic Support » Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:42 am

Hi Klaus,

What file system is the remote folder using - NTFS, FAT32...?
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Re: FileWatcher: working with remote folders

Postby KlausSpeierl » Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:51 pm

Hi Simon,

the remote file system is NTFS on a 32bit OS Windows 2003 Server - english version.

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Re: FileWatcher: working with remote folders

Postby DataMystic Support » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:32 pm

Hi Klaus,

If you browse to a folder using Windows Explorer on the local machine, and then go to the Server and add/edit a file, does the local machine reflect the change?
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Re: FileWatcher: working with remote folders

Postby KlausSpeierl » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:12 pm

Hi Simon,

I opened a Windows Expolrer locally and browsed to the foleder on the server (remote server) and kept the explorer opened. Then I went to the server via RDP and added a new file in the specified folder.
Results:
The explorer on the local machine shows the new file without any refresh necessairy
FileWatcher did not recognice the ADD of the file in the watched folder. (I used \\servername\foldename for "Folder to watch" inside the FileWatcher GUI).

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Re: FileWatcher: working with remote folders

Postby DataMystic Support » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:47 pm

Hi Klaus,

We've researched this and can't find any reason for it, although clearly Explorer is getting notified.

It's possible that this is related to ACLs - security. We're still investigating this one.
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Re: FileWatcher: working with remote folders

Postby DataMystic Support » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:00 pm

We've just tested handling of remote files, but it works perfectly here.

Both local and remote are running NTFS, XP SP3.

It also worked both with and without the 'Subfolders' option, although I suspect for better operation with non-NTFS file systems you should uncheck Subfolders.
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