Use Federations to access data from multiple distributed DataFinder instances with one search query. A Federation is a group
of DataFinder instances that combine their results when responding to a query.
Data Indexing, click
Enter a name for the Federation instance. Clients use the name to connect to the Federation instance.
Export member connection automatically and click
Save the Federation instance connection file.
To add a DataFinder instance to an existing Federation instance, select the Federation instance and select
to create a connection file with the file extension
Switch to the Dashboard and click DataFinder
Select the DataFinder instance you want to add to the Federation instance and select
Join a Federation and click
Select the Federation connection file, click
Open and then
Apply in the highlighted area to accept the settings.
You can find the recently added Federation instance in the Federation instance overview.
Repeat steps 4 through 7 to add more DataFinder instances to the Federation.
For a list of Federation instance members, switch to the Dashboard, click Federation
Instances, select the instance, and click . For a list of all connected Federation instances, go to in a DataFinder instance.
It may take a while for the Federation
instance to recognize the added DataFinder instance as a member. Open the member
information of the Federation instance and click
to accelerate this process.