Specifies how long to delay between copy requests in milliseconds.

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


This option specifies the number of milliseconds to delay between copy requests when updating a file system data source. The default value is empty i.e. no delay between requests.

Default Value



If you want to reduce the load on a target server when copying files you could set this to an appropriate value e.g.


The example above would delay for 1000ms (1 second) between requests.

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