Sync Download Connector is the application that allows users to have an up-to-date backup of a specific THRON folder and its content. This connector reproduces an exact copy of a specific node of folders and their content within your computer/file server, into a local a folder named "THRON_data". It will be possible to determine whether local copy of the content should be based on the source file of the content itself or on their representation (i.e.: a thumbnail). Together with the content, an .xml file will also be downloaded, containing all the metadata associated with the content; also that file is kept updated by the application.
You can also specify:
- the frequency with which the application performs the synchronization of the THRON folder;
- the download speed of your content and the time range to perform the operation.
The synchronization service has the following installation requirements: Windows Vista (and later) or Windows Server 2008 (and later).
Installation and configuration
At the end of the activation procedure for the Sync Download Connector, you will be provided with the relative appId. We invite you to take note of this information as it will be required during the configuration process. From the Management tab of the connector you will then be able to download an archive containing the executable to perform the installation of the local synchronization service. Download and unzip the file, then run the setup executable and complete the installation procedure.
Once the installation has finished, you can start the configuration process by launching the "THRON Sync Down" executable.
Within the first screen you will be asked to enter the following information:
- clientId: it is the domain name used to access THRON, which usually matches the company name.
- appId: the unique identifier of the Sync Up Connector that is provided at the end of the activation procedure. The appId entry is case sensitive and should be reported with uppercase characters.
In the second step you will have the ability to schedule the scanning process of the local folder, the period of activity for the connector and the bandwidth consumption:
- Functioning time span: allows you to set the time period within which the synchronization service will be active (leave it blank if you want 24-hour).
- FrequencyUpdate: allows you to determine how often the synchronization service will analyze the local folder looking for any changes.
- Bandwidth limit: allows you to set a limit to the bandwidth consumption by the synchronization service.
Finally in the last step, you can specify the local folder to be used for synchronization and the language. It will also be possible to specify if, instead of the source file, only the content's thumbnails must be downloaded.
Once you press the "Finish" button, the configuration will be saved and the connector will start to download content within the local folder, withdrawing them from the THRON folder where the application has been activated and from all its subfolders (miming the same folder structure in your local destination path).
The configuration of the synchronization process can be changed at any time by launching the "THRON Sync Down" executable and selecting "Modify Configuration"; while thanks to the command "Erase History" you can reset the memory of the synchronization service so that all those files within the folder (and not only those that have changed) are re-synchronized after the next analysis.
For each content a file with .metadata extension whose name must match the name of the content's source file will be downloaded. The .metadata file is an xml file structured as follows:
[other locale elements, one for each language]
<name>Unlocalized metadata element name</name>
<value>Unlocalized metadata element value string</value>
<name>Localized metadata element name</name>
<value>Localized metadata element value string</value>
[other metadata elements]
- _LANG_ identifies a local string in the ISO standard 639-1 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ISO_639-1_codes) but must be entered with uppercase characters.