Storing InfoWorks CS Results in a Remote Root

This post highlights the options that InfoWorks CS provides for storing results locally and on a remote server.

The default location for results to be stored is in the local root. Once simulations have been carried out and completed the results files are written to a folder with a Global Unique Identifier (GUID) in the local root. The name and location of this folder can be found by going to the Help -> About InfoWorks menu option and is unique per database.

As the local root should always be on a local machine the results will only be accessible by one user and are constrained by the space available on that machine. However, there are some situations where a user might wish to store results somewhere else, for example where the results need to be available to more than one user or when more storage space is required for storing results.

In this situation simulation results may be stored on a server and there is a checkbox in the hydraulic run schedule to enable this functionality. The server results option is provided to allow remote locations to be set for results and also to make results available to multiple users.

The default location for the remote root is a subfolder of the directory where the .iwm file is stored. A  GUID is used for the folder meaning that it is specific per .iwm file.

In order to change the remote root location users should go to the InfoWorks CS Administrator application, ensure no windows are open and then go to the “Database” menu and select “Set Remote Roots”. Unchecking the remote root checkbox allows the manual specification of remote locations for results, data and files.

The reason that the default location is under the .iwm file location is that this ensures all paths for users are the same, providing all of them read and write access. As a result, when setting remote paths it is essential that all users that are using a master database should set identical remote root paths.

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