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Replicating ndi files to multiple locations

Hi All,

I found a solution for replicating the ndi files we receive to Inventory server from Beacon but is it possible to replicate it to multiple locations so that we can do it to a DEV instance as well as a different drive in PROD?

@ChrisG @cingham 

Replication possibility found from post: 

https://community.flexera.com/t5/FlexNet-Manager-Knowledge-Base/How-to-configure-replication-to-collect-a-uploaded-agent-files/ta-p/2060

It would be great to hear a positive response.

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We have shared the replication folder on our Prod app/batch server.  I then have a daily scheduled task running in each of our non-prod environments that pull the latest X number of files from the share and place the files into the Incoming folder in that environment.  In Dev, we might only copy 10 files/day, in Test or Perf, we could copy more, depending on needs.  

The process doesn't pull the same files every day so some inventory gets stale but it is a way to keep inventory processing in the non-prod environments on a regular basis without cloning anything at the database level.  

We also have a daily "purge" scheduled task on the prod app/batch server that removes files from the replication folder that are older than X days.  

ChrisG
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The mechanisms you've found described on the page at https://community.flexera.com/t5/FlexNet-Manager-Knowledge-Base/How-to-configure-replication-to-collect-a-uploaded-agent-files/ta-p/2060 will replicate uploaded NDI (or other) files to a single folder.

If you want to have them in multiple folders, you would need to set up a process to copy/move them out of the replication folder to other location(s) that you want them - something along the lines of what @darren_haehnel has nicely described.

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I did something like this but on the beacon level, as we have a multi tenant implementation, the hassle was to big to do this job on the main application level. But also I had some additional requirement, the customer want the .ndi files to be replicated to his own beacon server, but only the .ndi files that are in his scope.

So I did the following:

On beacon server, I modified the upload tasks, and put before uploading a robocopy task in place, that will copy the incoming folder to a staging database. 

On the upload server, I have dump .csv file that contain all the devices that are in scope for the customer, this CSV file is put into a virtual directory and with curl I download this file from the beacon. Having this file on beacon with power shell I check it and move the data to an upload folder. After that with ndupload and with some parameters I send the data directly to the customer beacon as requested.

For your implementation you can do the same and send the data to you dev beacon.