Last published at: May 14th, 2024

In distributed environments, distributed file synchronization can be set up.  For example, if a form is developed on Server1, there are certain files the form might use such as JavaScript and CSS files. If the same form is accessed from another server, then these JavaScript and CSS files must be available. The DFS - distributed file synchronization service will perform the automatic synchronization of these files between servers.

Using the following UI, synchronization requests can be viewed:

For distributed file synchronization to work, make sure distributed environments are turned on under the Status->Distributed menu.  Also, make sure the DFS engine service is running. 

Distributed file system connectors

Distributed file system connectors provide access and storage to files and folders.  By default, FlowWright uses the file system connector.  But, FlowWright ships with the following DFS connectors:

  • File system connector
  • Database connector
  • Azure file system connector
  • Azure blog connector

In distributed environments, where multiple servers are involved, FlowWright recommends using a distributed connector such as the database connector or the Azure connectors.  Database and Azure connectors use centralized storage that can be accessed by multiple distributed servers to access files and folders. 

DFS connectors can be managed using the following UI. In the new version 9.10, DFS connectors are displayed as a table view instead of a box view as shown below.