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WD Config Backup (Read 3022 times)
jimaus
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WD Config Backup
Sep 27th, 2005 at 8:49am
 
Gert,

Where is the WD config stored?
We have a server that acts as a traffic controller, using WD to move files around our network.
I would like to be able to back up the config and restore it onto another box as a backup.

Recently you asked me to use Backup under the File menu, the zip file it created contains a "filename.config" file that looks like the config of that particular WD Task.
Is it possible to import that file so that a WD installation and tasks can be replicated on another pc?

Cheers
Jim
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Re: WD Config Backup
Reply #1 - Sep 27th, 2005 at 9:19am
 
It is normally stored inside the directory
Code:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\watchDirectory 

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But, when you first run WD on a computer, it will ask you where it should store the settings. If you want to be sure where they are, look inside the watchDirectory.ini file in the install-directory. If you start the Control Center, you can use the "Tools" menu to explore the directory (explore task directory).

Inside the task directory is a file called common.ini that contains settings like "check for updates".

Each task will have a <taskname>.config file inside the above directory. This config file has the settings for that task.
Each task also has its own sub-directory (called <taskname>) below the above directory. This dir is used to store the history.db (task history database), and syncpoint.txt (if you use "check for missed events"). Depending on the chosen task, it can also contain other files.

The task directory also has a "System.Mail" directory, used by the wdPostMan program.

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Is it possible to import that file so that a WD installation and tasks can be replicated on another pc?

Just ZIP the entire task-directory, and unzip it on your backup box.

Hope this helps,
Gert
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Re: WD Config Backup
Reply #2 - Sep 28th, 2005 at 2:32am
 
Thanks Gert,

That works fine.

Cheers

Jim
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