Add Watchfolder

By clicking the "Add Watchfolder" button the following dialog will be opened and can be filled out.

Watchfolder Name:

Free text field for defining the name of the particular watchfolder.



Watchfolder Path:

Free text field for defining the full path to the storage-level folder monitored by Helmut. The complete path need to be entered.



Group Name:

Due to the fact that the creator for every Watchfolder Job is the server, and therefore the admin user, watchfolder jobs can’t be seen in the IO Dashboard (web) by any user. If you want to make the jobs visible, it’s possible to add the desired group optionally in here.


Dropdown to select the HelmutIO profile that will be used for the watch folder and run for each job. Only watch folder profiles are displayed.


If this switch is activated, all subfolders of the watch folder are also recursively monitored.


Allows to turn on and off the watch folder monitoring

Scan Intervall Seconds:

Allows to define the time interval in seconds within the folder will be scanned and monitored.

Growth Check Tries:

Allows to define the number of verified asset scans for their growth. For example, a three-time growth check, with a defined check interval of 30 seconds, will take at least 90 seconds to pass a detected asset as a job to the queue.

Use Cron:

This button, which is disabled by default, will only be shown and can be activated when the used license provides the HK product. By enabling the button a cronjob of the type “Watchfolder” can be created. In that case the profile will be triggered from cron and therefore the “Scan interval seconds” can not be defined in that mask, but all further settings within the cron menu in HK.

For more information see: HelmutHK

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