Workflow for disconnected use

The workflow for disconnected use begins with the task of setting up the environment then moves into a cycle of the following tasks: update view, disconnect view, work in the view, reconnect view.

If you need to work with your source files from a computer that is disconnected from the network of HCL VersionVault hosts and servers, you can set up a snapshot view for disconnected use.

To set up your snapshot view and work disconnected from the network, perform the tasks shown in the illustration above:

  • Set up your environment.
  • Update your snapshot view.
  • Disconnect your view from the network.
  • Work in your snapshot view.
  • Reconnect your snapshot view to the network.
    Tip: While disconnected from the network, you cannot access HCL VersionVault information about the files in your view or issue most HCL VersionVault commands. If you want to work from a remote location and continue to access HCL VersionVault information and issue HCL VersionVault commands, consider using the HCL VersionVault Web interface. Ask your HCL VersionVault administrator whether the HCL VersionVault Web interface has been configured at your site and, if so, the Web address that you must use to access it. For information about using the Web interface, see the Web interface Help.