This value specifies the request delay (in milliseconds) to use during a slowdown period when gathering. It will only be enforced if all values have been specified for the other gather.slowdown.* parameters.

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

Default value


The default value is 250 milliseconds.


  • This setting only affects file system and HP TRIM/records manager data source.