Managing Storage Relays

The Storage Relays tab is available for all different types of packages and provides the list of all relays to which a copy of the package was sent, to be stored for download by the target clients and the master, that automatically also receives a copy.

The following device list table provides the information about managing Storage Relays:

Parameter

Description

Status

Above the table the current status of the package displays, that is, where in the whole process it currently is.

Device Name

Displays the names of the relays to which a copy of the package was sent and the master.

Status

Displays the current status of the package on the respective relay device, possible values are Waiting to Publish ( ), Package Sent ( ), Package Published ( ) or Publication Failed ( ).

Package Up to Date

Indicates if the package currently stored on the relay is up to date, possible values are Yes , if it is up to date or No , if modifications were made to the package and it was not yet resent to the storage relay.

Retry Count

This field lists how many times the package was sent before the operation was successful or failed, up to the maximum number of retries defined for the module.

Last Send Time

The date and time the package was sent for the last time to the storage relay or the master in the standard time format.

The following topics provide information on publishing packages:

Publishing a package to the master

When you publish a package you make it available to the general public in you network by placing it on the master. To publish a package, proceed as follows:

  1. Select the package to be published in the left window pane.
  2. Click Edit > Publish to Master .
    The package will copied to the master server and added automatically to the Packages node with its existing name.
  3. If the package already exists on the master and was tagged with a renaming order when being sent to the device for modification, a window appears to inform you of this fact. Click OK to acknowledge.
    Then the Properties dialog displays on the screen, in which you must enter a new name for the package.
  4. Click OK to confirm.

You can follow the status of the publication process in the Package Status line in the right window pane of the package. Be aware that the status Package successfully published to the direct parent. only indicates that the package has arrived at the parent of the current device and not yet at the master. The status Package successfully published to target device indicates, that the package has arrived at the master and is available for general use.

Publishing a package to a relay

A package does not necessarily have to be made available to the whole network, it can just be needed and thus be published to a specific group of devices. To do so, the package can be published to a relay. Be aware that packages cannot be published to relays installed on Window 95/98/ME operating systems, these cannot be used as Storage Relays. To publish a package to a relay , proceed as follows:

  1. Select the package to be published to the relay in the left window pane.
  2. Click Edit > Publish to Relay .
    The Select a Storage Relay pop-up menu displays displaying the list of all available relays.
  3. Select the desired relay from one of the list boxes.
    The package will copied to the relay and added automatically to its Packages node with its existing name.

You can follow the status of the publication process in the Package Status line in the right window pane of the package. Be aware that the status Package successfully published to the direct parent. only indicates that the package has arrived at the parent of the current device and not yet at the target relay. The status Package successfully published to target device indicates, that the package has arrived at the target relay and the master has received this information, thus the package is now available for general use.

Publishing to selected device

If a package was modified it must be resent to all its relays and the master to ensure that the available packages are up-to-date. To to so, proceed as follows:

  1. Select all devices to which the package is to be republished in the table in the right window pane.

    Be aware, that in this case you must also select the master, if the package is to be published to it again, this will not be automatically be done as with the first publication.

  2. Select Edit > Publish to Selected Device .

The package will now be sent directly to all selected devices.

Note:

When the package is published it is stored on the master server with its original name in a folder of the same name either under the default directory .../data/Vision64Database/Packages subdirectory of the local installation directory or in a directory specified in the configuration file Vision64Database.ini .

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