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From Darren Govoni <dar...@ontrenet.com>
Subject Re: Managing flows
Date Wed, 11 Nov 2015 15:26:06 GMT
Excellent. Enjoying the product so far. Works great!

On 11/11/2015 10:22 AM, Mark Petronic wrote:
> You can organize them by creating nested process groups to make it
> more sane to manage
>
> On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 10:13 AM, Darren Govoni <darren@ontrenet.com> wrote:
>> Thanks Joe.
>>
>> And it seems all the different flows would be seen on the one canvas, just
>> not connected?
>>
>>
>> On 11/11/2015 10:02 AM, Joe Witt wrote:
>>> Darren,
>>>
>>> A single NiFi instance (on one node or a cluster of 10+) can handle
>>> *many* different flows.
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>> Joe
>>>
>>> On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM, Darren Govoni <darren@ontrenet.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Mark,
>>>>      Thanks for the tips. Appreciate it.
>>>>
>>>> So when I run nifi on a single server. It is essentially "one flow"?
>>>> If I wanted to have say 2 or 3 active flows, I would (reasonably) have to
>>>> run more instances of nifi with appropriate
>>>> configuration to not conflict. Is that right?
>>>>
>>>> Darren
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 11/11/2015 09:54 AM, Mark Petronic wrote:
>>>>> Look in your Nifi conf directory. The active flow is there as an aptly
>>>>> named .gz file. Guessing you could just rename that and restart Nifi
>>>>> which would create a blank new one. Build up another flow, then you
>>>>> could repeat the same "copy to new file name" and restore some other
>>>>> one to continue on some previous flow/. I'm pretty new to Nifi, too,
>>>>> so maybe there is another way. Also, you can create point-in-time
>>>>> backups of your from from the "Settings" dialog in the DFM. There is
a
>>>>> link that shows up in there to click. It will copy your master flow gz
>>>>> to your conf/archive directory. You can create multiple snapshots of
>>>>> your flow to retain change history. I actually gunzip my backups and
>>>>> commit them to Git for a more formal change history tracking
>>>>> mechanism.
>>>>>
>>>>> Hope that helps.
>>>>>
>>>>> On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 9:45 AM, Darren Govoni <darren@ontrenet.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> Hi again,
>>>>>>       Sorry for the noob questions. I am reading all the online material
>>>>>> as
>>>>>> much as possible.
>>>>>> But what hasn't jumped out at me yet is how flows are managed?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Are they saved, loaded, etc? I access my nifi and build a flow. Now
I
>>>>>> want
>>>>>> to save it and work on another flow.
>>>>>> Lastly, will the flow be running even if I exit the webapp?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> thanks for any tips. If I missed something obvious, regrets.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> D
>>>>


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