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.

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.request_delay key, and set the value. This can be set to any valid Integer value.

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.