The following table describes the properties that you need to configure for the file target service type:
- Entity Name
- Name of the target service. Maximum length is 32 characters.
- Description of the target service. Maximum length is 256 characters.
- Output File Directory
- Full path to the directory that contains the target files.
- File Name
- Name of the target file. The following special characters are not allowed:
* : ? " < > | / \
Maximum length is 200 characters.
- Append timestamp to filename?
- Indicate whether the timestamp must be appended to the file name.
- Date and Time Format
- Date and time format to append to the rollover file name. The following special characters are not allowed:
* : ? " < > | / \
For example, the following date string represents 3:00 pm on December 07, 2014 if you specify the format as
- Rollover Size (MB)
- Optional. Target file size, in megabytes (MB), at which to trigger rollover. A value of zero (0) means that the target service does not roll the file over based on size. Default is 10.
- Rollover Time (Hrs)
- Optional. Length of time, in hours, to keep a target file active. After the time period has elapsed, the target service rolls the file over. A value of zero (0) means that the target service does not roll the file over based on time. Default is 0.
- Buffer Size (KB)
- The size of the data that the target service flushes to the file system.
- Receive Idle Events
- Indicate whether the target service should flush the data to the file system if the size of the data is less than the buffer size.
- Time Out (Seconds)
- Time in seconds after which the target service flushes the data to the file system.
- Rollover File Directory
- Full path to the directory that contains the rollover files.
- Retry on Failure
Indicates that the target service should try to write to the target if the operation fails the first time.
- Number of Retries
The number of times the target service should retry to write to the source.
- Delay between Retries
- Time in milliseconds between successive retries.
- You can choose to monitor the following statistics for the File target service:
- Bytes Received. The number of bytes the target service receives.
- Events Received. The number of events the target service receives.
- Receive Rate (Per Sec). The number of bytes the target service receives every second.
- Events Reassigned. The number messages that the source service resends to the target service when it has not received acknowledgment from the target service.
- Files Rolled Over. Number of files rolled over.