Tool>Options>Network Drives & Network Index?

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Flourgrader
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Tool>Options>Network Drives & Network Index?

Post by Flourgrader » Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:49 am

Hi,
I am running Everything Version 1.5.0.1272a (x64) in Windows 10.
I have several network drives that I have set up
to be monitored and indexed.
I used the Tools>Options>Folders>Add
\\Network
Everything works just great.
So, I wondered why there was an option in the
Tool>Options>Network Drives & Network Index.
So, I took myself over to:
https://www.voidtools.com/support/every ... _indexing/
To do some reading. But I could not find an explanation.
Could someone please explain why you might want to use these options?
Rather than the way I have done it above?
Thanks a lot……

void
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Re: Tool>Options>Network Drives & Network Index?

Post by void » Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:57 am

Using Tools -> Options -> Network Drives is exactly the same as Tools -> Options -> Folders.
Tools -> Options -> Network Drives makes it easier to include your network drives. (just check Include in database instead of Folders -> Add -> Select network drive -> OK)

Using Tools -> Options -> Folders to index network shares is fine for the following conditions:
  • Under 10 clients indexing and monitoring the same network share
  • Under 10 million files.
  • Under 100,000 changes a minute.
If you exceed any of the above, please consider the Everything Server (Tools -> Options -> Network Indexes).



Folder indexing can miss remote changes. (Hence, the daily rescan)
The Everything Server will not miss any changes and is generally more efficient than folder indexing.

Flourgrader
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Re: Tool>Options>Network Drives & Network Index?

Post by Flourgrader » Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:18 am

Thank you David,
that was an excellent explanation.

Rene
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Re: Tool>Options>Network Drives & Network Index?

Post by Rene » Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:49 pm

I'm not clear on 'Network index' in Tools :arrow: Options :arrow: Indexes :arrow: network index

What is it and how do we use it ?
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NotNull
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Re: Tool>Options>Network Drives & Network Index?

Post by NotNull » Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:01 pm

You should see your mapped network drives here, so they can be added to Everything.

Remember: network drive settings are per-user, so if you run Everything under a different user account - for example as administrator - you will not see the same mappings as in File Explorer.

Rene
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Re: Tool>Options>Network Drives & Network Index?

Post by Rene » Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:11 pm

Network drives?

Well drives do appear in Network Drives but this Network index, is something else entirely.

Please have a look at the Screenshot i provided.

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Re: Tool>Options>Network Drives & Network Index?

Post by NotNull » Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:18 pm

You are right! My bad ... (shouldn't do 10 things at once ..)

That is the client-side configration to connect to an Everything Server (or multiple)

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Re: Tool>Options>Network Drives & Network Index?

Post by Rene » Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:32 pm

Thanks i read that information already, i guess this is the next level of ETP server, but with possible multiple user creds.

That's all good but if the server isn't up and running, do the clients retain the information ?

More importantly is there a way to use this new server on a Qnap or Synology NAS as the server ?

That might be a future project for devs.

void
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Re: Tool>Options>Network Drives & Network Index?

Post by void » Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:28 am

That's all good but if the server isn't up and running, do the clients retain the information ?
Yes, clients have a copy of the index.
As soon as the server is back online the clients will reconnect and update their copy of the index.


More importantly is there a way to use this new server on a Qnap or Synology NAS as the server ?
Currently, no.
The Everything Server will only run on Windows OSes.

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Re: Tool>Options>Network Drives & Network Index?

Post by Rene » Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:04 pm

thank you, i look forward to trying this feature out!

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