CTsync monitors a file folder in real-time and converts new files to CloudTurbine’s time-stamped folder structure.  CTsync has options to produce either uncompressed or zipped output, delete or retain original files, and to monitor one-level or recursively down a folder hierarchy.

Usage:

Consider the following example run on a Microsoft Windows operating system:

In this example, CTsync will monitor folder C:\TEMP\CV for files, add these input files to a growing ZIP file and write this ZIP file out to CTdata\TemperatureData every 10 seconds (or slower, depending on the rate new files show up).  With the “-d” flag, files are deleted from C:\TEMP\CV after CTsync reads them.

Run the above command and then put files into C:\TEMP\CV named temperature which contain a single number.  Periodically put a new temperature file into the directory.  Note that after putting each new file into C:\TEMP\CV, it is deleted by CTsync almost instantaneously.  View the growing CloudTurbine source at CTdata\TemperatureData.  You can view the CloudTurbine data using WebScan and CTWeb if desired.