Ship Codes can be used to simplify Drive configurations.
Most common uses:
- Set ship-specific destination subfolders (ship-> office tasks)
- Set ship-specific source folders (Office->ship tasks)
- Set ship-specific backup folders per ship (Office->ship tasks)
For source paths, destination paths, and backup, the user interface guides you through the configuration:
When using Ship codes outside of the options enabled in the UI, some rules apply:
SYNTAX TO USE
“Ship Code” must be the exact name of the Ship Code list.
USING SHIP CODES IN FILTERS
Typical use of Ship Codes in a filter is when one source folder contains ship-specific data for multiple ships.
This will require some special configuration to work:
- When creating the task, select Individual folders per ship:
- In the source folder, it is required to set a Dynamic folder (Ship Code). If not, a warning will appear. This warning can be ignored, given filtering is set.
- Filter settings are found in “Advanced Source Options”
- Type the filter text that matches the naming structure splitting files per vessel. In this example, ships are split by file extension .001,.002, .003 etc:
MOVE - SOURCE BACKUP
Using Ship codes in the Source backup is only relevant when having separate backups per ship for an office-to-ship task.
This should be handled by the UI config, so no need for any custom configuration.
USING SHIP CODES FOR UNC PATH, USERNAME, AND PASSWORD
In cases where the data is stored on fileservers onboard ships, and the file server address differs, using ship codes will be an alternative to using the “Override default path”. Some rules apply:
- “\\” can not be part of the Ship code and must be added to the path input field
- UNC paths are constructed like this: \\<Host>\<Share>.
- The folder for Drive to use cannot be root on the share.
\\192.168.1.1\data not valid
\\192.168.1.1\data\outbox is valid
- When using Ship codes for username, password, and Domain, the character limitation for ship codes applies. Ship codes cannot contain the following characters:
\ / : % * ? " < > |
COMBINING SHIP CODES
Ship codes can be combined to support specific needs.
If combining multiple ship codes, make sure the config is correct by doing small tests before going into production.
In this example, the folder structure can be different on multiple levels.