Number of worker threads for filtering and storing files in a file system data source.

Key: filecopy.num_workers
Type: Integer
Can be set in: collection.cfg


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.

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.