Configure SystemLink file service to store incoming data in Amazon Web Service
Before you begin, create an AWS account
and a bucket
for your files in Amazon S3. To
complete this task, you need your login credentials (access and secret keys), and the
bucket name and region.
Interacting with Amazon S3 incurs
fees with Amazon.
In a file editor, open the JSON configuration file
Instruments\Skyline\Config\FileIngestion.json on your SystemLink
Specify the following settings in the config file:
||Sets the AWS region where the bucket is located, for example,
||Sets the name of the bucket in the specified AWS region, for
||Sets the credentials for an IAM user or the AWS account root user,
for example, "AmazonUser"
||The password associated with the user name, for example,
Enables / disables Amazon S3 as storage.
"True" : Writes all files you upload to the
file service directly to Amazon S3 storage
"False" : Writes all files you upload to the
local storage (file service)
Save your settings and close the file.
Open the NI SystemLink Server Configuration.
On the NI SystemLink Service Manager tab, click Restart
to apply the settings you made in the JSON file.
The file service uploads all incoming files to the specified
Amazon S3 bucket. File Viewer displays all files that enter the file service, including
those in the Amazon S3 bucket.
If you want to stop using your Amazon S3
bucket as a default file storage, repeat steps 1-5 and set
in step 2.
You will still be able to open and download the files in the Amazon S3 bucket from the
File Viewer if you retain the configuration settings. If you delete the config settings,
File Viewer only retains the filenames.