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WMS Archive Data Writer - general properties

The WMS Archive Data Writer plug-in is used to write data from a broadcast publishing point to a file. You can configure the following options for the plug-in.

Item Description
Start archiving when publishing point starts Select this check box to have the archive plug-in start archiving when the publishing point is started.
Directory Type a path to the archive file, including an archive file name template. The default path is %systemdrive%\WMPub\WMArchive\<V>\Archive_<Y><m><d>.asf, where <V> represents a folder with the same name as the source publishing point. If you are using a remote computer for administration, this path is the archive file location on the server, not on the administration computer. You can use a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path or an absolute path.

The default archive file name template is Archive_<Y><m><d>.asf, where <Y> is the year, <m>is the month, and <d> is the day. When the archive file is closed, the template is used to determine the appropriate file name. For example, if the archive file is closed on January 1, 2002 and the default file name template is used, the resulting archive file name is Archive_20020101.asf.

You can use environment variables and wildcard characters in the path and archive file name. Environment variables must be delimited by the percent character (%). Wildcard characters must be delimited by less than (<) and greater than (>) characters. For more information about wildcard characters that can be used in naming archive files, see the Archive wildcard characters reference.

If you change the path or name of the archive file after the publishing point has started, you must stop and restart archiving before the change takes effect.

In the Windows Media Services snap-in, you can do the following:

  • Click Browse to specify a new directory and file name for the archive file.
  • Click Expand to display the full path and file name for the current archive file. If the value of the wildcard character cannot be resolved, it will be replaced in the file name by an underscore (_) character. If the value of the wildcard character can be determined when the broadcast publishing point and the archiving plug-in are active, then the wildcard character will be expanded to the placeholder variable, for example <F> will expand to PL_ROLE.

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