How to add multiple clients

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Install a Archivematica onto a client machine, as you normally would.

Set a static IP on the server machine

open /etc/network/interfaces

nano /etc/network/interfaces

then edit your interface entry (likely eth0) to look something like (you need to know your network details):

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

Configure fstab to automatically mount the remote shared directory on client machines

edit /etc/fstab

sudo nano /etc/fstab

assuming the IP of your NFS server is the same as your MCP-Server (ie add the following /var/archivematica/sharedDirectory nfs defaults 0 0

Supported Modules

Comment out the upload and storeAIP tasks, from the supported tasks on the client machine, by prepending the line with a '#'.

sudo mousepad /etc/archivematica/MCPClient/archivematicaClientModules
#upload-qubit_v0.0="upload-qubit "
#storeAIP_v0.0=" "

Change the IP/Hostname

Change the IP/Hostname the client machine is connecting to.

sudo mousepad /etc/archivematica/MCPClient/clientConfig.conf

In the same file, /etc/archivematica/MCPClient/clientConfig.conf, you can set the max number of threads this client will run.


Client Organization Setting

You will need to configure the organization settings, for the premis metadata, on each client.

sudo mousepad /usr/lib/archivematica/MCPClient/clientScripts/
 yourAgentIdentifierType="repository code"
 yourAgentName="Your Organization Name Here"

The strings in the file populate these fields:

 <agentIdentifierType>repository code</agentIdentifierType>
 <agentName>Your Organization Name Here</agentName>

Disable the MCP Server

Disable the MCP server from starting at startup.


sudo reboot now

The client should connect on startup.

Note: to see the dashboard, or ica-atom, you'll need to visit the server's ip address, not localhost.