04-04-2019 11:24 PM
In Apollo Core 2016 I've created a new service.
Under this service I add a folder and tick "Watch folder".
The images in the folder are added to the service.
If I now add a new image to the folder it doesn't appear under the service folder, even if I click "refresh". If I actually click the "Apply" button when the folder is selected in the console then the new image appears. I've also tried deleting images from the folder with the same results.
Shouldn't this just happen automatically? Isn't this the point of the "Watch folder"?
Under "Server options" I've changed "Watch directory scan period (secs)" to 60, although it was only 360 to begin with.
Is there something I'm missing?
04-05-2019 12:40 AM - edited 04-05-2019 12:41 AM
The admin console is not updated automatically.
Do you see the correct images if you wait a few minutes then press the connect button?
04-05-2019 01:11 AM
I guess I understand that the console won't just update automatically, but I've been testing this by requesting getcapabilites on the service and also by having the service open in ArcMap and the newly added images do not show up on either of those until I manually click "apply" in the console.
I just tried clicking the "connect" button as well and that does nothing. Only clicking "apply" seems to update the service folder.
04-05-2019 01:43 AM
Just waiting then pressing the connect button works for me.
What version of Apollo are you using?
I dont think pressing the apply button should not have an affect but you may need to clear the cache before you see the updated getcapabilities is visible.
04-07-2019 06:49 PM
Using Apollo 2016 EP04
Before I go any further can you confirm that when new images are added to a watch folder Apollo will add them to the service capabilities without me having to manually touch anything in Console or clear any caches or anything else?
Our goal is to have the Apollo service running and we can continually add new images to the watch folder, without having to touch Apollo, and new images will be automatically available from the service. If this is possible then I'll continue troubleshooting, otherwise I'll look for alternative methods.
05-21-2019 12:35 AM
Sorry for the slow response.
Yes for a watch folder you should get the new images appearing in the getcapabilities without touching anything in the console.
If you have a large number of images in the folder it may take a while to update the getcapabilities document but it should work without touching the console.
01-21-2020 07:40 PM - edited 01-21-2020 07:43 PM
Maybe this is slighly off topics but I could not find any information anywhere.
I found watch folder very usefull as new image resources getting updated often and it works flawlessly using shared network storage.
The new setup requires using AWS S3 storage which is available from version 16+. Is there way to enable this capability for this type as well?
I can see from the Erdas Apollo Core Console 2020 that I can enable Watch folder for local or remoe paths using UNC path, but unfortunately I can't see this option for S3.
Is there any known workaround? is there a way to automate to add/refresh folder to the service if watch folder is not available?