FFMERGE Move Utility

FFMRGMV [omafile]

This utility should normally be started automatically with Windows on machines on which you will be running FFMERGE tasks.  An option in FFMRGNT selects this.  It can also be started manually but only a single copy will run on each machine.  It places a 'globe' icon in the system tray. You can right-click this to terminate the program, but it should normally be left running.

The use of an OMA file is recommended, so that failures such as can be notified.  FFMERGE will shut down after repeated failures to move TIF files to the correct network location, or after failures to delete the .ffmerge file containing the action line.  When the TIF move fails, the FS file will be marked for failure and the .ffmerge file renamed to .Xffmerge; after this has happened ten times, FFMRGMV will shut down and you can reprocess the named items (after fixing the network issue that caused the failures) by renaming the .Xffmerge files back to .ffmerge.  FFMRGMV will also warn if no COPIAFACTS engines are detected running (and the warning can be suppressed setting OMA_WARNING to none).

The utility monitors the local FFMERGE folder specified in FFMRGNT, and picks up .ffmerge files to process FFMERGE tasks.  It no longer requires direct communication with the driver as was the case with earlier releases.

The program starts up (when set to start automatically with Windows) after a delay to allow the network connections to be established.  The delay time used is that set in STARTCOPIA, but if STARTCOPIA has not been used, the delay defaults to 30 seconds.

FFMRGMV trace output appears in FFTRACE in the normal way if FFMRGMV is specified under File/Applications in FFTRACE.  Trace output from the driver appears in FFMERGE.FTx in the folder designated for FFMERGE output.