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The option to import or pre-seed user files into the system is available in FileCloud Server version 15 and later.

Administrators can import files to local managed storage and S3 Managed storage configuration to prepare FileCloud Server for users. 

(warning)  NOTES:

  • During the seeding operation, the system is operating under a special mode and user access must not be allowed (though it is not prevented automatically).
  • Therefore, ideally, seeding should be done during initial system setup.
  • Once seeding is done, indexing must be done manually.


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 Import Files into Local Managed Storage

Prerequisite: 

In order for the data to be imported, the following conditions must be met

  1. The data must be in locally accessible disk. Ideally, the data must reside in the same drive as the managed storage (say, Managed storage is in C:\fileclouddata, then the import data must also be in C: drive)
  2. The data must be in following structure. <ImportPath><users><data>. For example, if you have four users, say, bshepard, jsmith, mjackson, sjane, then the structure should be as shown below


  3. The users must already be created in the system (bshepard, jsmith, mjackson, sjane must already be a valid full user in the system)
  4. The users must have enough quota assigned to allow the data import


To import files into local managed storage:

  1. Open a browser and log in to the Admin Portal.
  2. In the left navigation panel, under SETTINGS, click Settings.
  3. On the Manage Settings  window, click the Misc. tab, and then the General sub-tab.
  4. On the General screen, next to Import Files, click the Import button.
  5. On the Import files into managed storage dialog, in File Import Path, type the location to the files you want to import.
  6. Click Import.




 Import Files into S3 Managed Storage

Prerequisite: 

In order for the data to be imported, the following conditions must be met

  1. The data be in a bucket that is accessible with the same credentials as the Managed storage bucket
  2. Both managed storage as well as the seeding bucket should not have encryption enabled.
  3. The data must be in following structure. <Toplevel Folder><List of valid user account folders><data for each of the folder>
  4. The users must already be created in the system with full user status.  
  5. The users must have enough quota assigned to allow the data import

To import files into local managed storage:

  1. Open a browser and log in to the Admin Portal.
  2. In the left navigation panel, under SETTINGS, click Settings.
  3. On the Manage Settings  window, click the Misc. tab, and then the General sub-tab.
  4. On the General screen, next to Import Files, click the Import button.
  5. On the Import files into managed storage dialog, in Bucket, type the name of the bucket that contains the files you want to import.
  6. On the Import files into managed storage dialog, in S3 Folder Name, type the name of the top level folder in the Bucket that contains the files you want to import.
  7. Click Import.



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