This option is the maximum number of worker threads that will run during an update of a file system data source. These threads will perform any operation that does not involve interacting with the source file system e.g. filtering & storing files etc.

Setting the key

Set this configuration key in the search package or data source configuration.

Use the configuration key editor to add or edit the filecopy.num_workers key, and set the value. This can be set to any valid Integer value.

Default value


This could be usefully increased if you have multiple cores on your gathering machine.

This value can be overridden by the gather.slowdown.threads setting if a slowdown period has been specified.