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Introduction

The Sync Tool is a utility which was created in order to provide a simple way to move files from a local file system to DuraCloud. To get started with the Sync Tool, read on, or watch videos of the process here.

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  • Mime Type
    • The content type of the file.
    • As the Sync Tool transfers your files to DuraCloud, it attempts to determine the mime type of each file based on the file's extension. If it cannot determine a mime type for a given file, that file's type is set to "application/octet-stream", which is a generic mime type for binary data. Select the "Edit" button on the DuraCloud web interface to change a file's mime type.

    • If you find that files with certain extensions are not being mapped as you would prefer, you can always change the value on uploaded files from within DuraCloud. If you would like to make sure that files with a given extension are given your preferred mime type during upload, you simply need to update the mapping file. The mapping of file extension to mime type is determined by a file included in your Java installation called content-types.properties. This file is usually located in the "lib" folder under your Java runtime installation directory. After making a copy of the original file as a backup, simply update it following the formatting conventions used throughout the file to include the mappings you prefer, then save the file. After making changes, you will need to re-start the Sync Tool to ensure that the changes are picked up properly.

  • Space
    • The space in which a content item is stored. This field cannot be edited.
  • Size
    • The size of a content item. This field cannot be edited.
  • Modified
    • The date on which the file was added to DuraCloud. This value is updated when a file is added or updated.
  • Checksum
    • The MD5 checksum of the file. This field cannot be edited.
  • Creator
    • The creator is the DuraCloud user who transferred the file into DuraCloud storage.
  • Content file path
    • The full path of the file in its original storage location
  • Content file created
    • The date when the file was created, as determined by the originating file system. This information may not be available from all file systems.
  • Content file modified
    • The date when the file was last modified, as determined by the originating file system. This information may not be available from all file systems.
  • Content file last accessed
    • The date when the file was last accessed, as determined by the originating file system. This information may not be available from all file systems.

Troubleshooting

If you encounter an error when running the Sync Tool, please first consult the list of error messages and suggested fixes below. If the error you are experiencing is not included in the list below, please visit the support system and submit a ticket with a detailed description of the issue you are experiencing (and include screenshots when available).