WipeDrive allows you to change the filename of the logs / reports while saving them. You can even sort them out per customer, project and /or type. For this you'll need to add a string of data to either the wd-options.cfg config file or in the GUI to the tab: Settings >> log types and destination >> Log filename pattern. 

Folder structure: 

This feature is mostly used when you are working on multiple customers over the time. To prefent having all reports on a big bulk you can sort them out. You can do this on the customer name or you can have it customer name with a sub-folder of each project. So if you process hardware for the same customer in various projects this is suggested. Unless you only use a batch ID / project number or Job reference w/o the use of the customer name. 

In this example we are showing how to use it for a folder + sub-folder in case the sub-folder is not needed, please leave the 2nd value out of the string. 

If I set my "Custom log fields" to Customer name (user1) and Project number (user2) I can refer to those in the log filename pattern by simply adding the string:  {user1}/{user2}/ The 'forward slashes' are making a folder of the value before it. 

File name: 

To change the file name you can add a string like {hd-serial}-{time} to have all files named to the SN of the hard drive and adding a unique value (time) to the file name to make it unique. You can wipe the same hard drive multiple times and do not want to overwrite the previous file. 

in the sample-wd-options.cfg file you can find all values you can add to this feature. You can also find it below in this article.  


Make sure the braked that are used are { and } and that your value that your adding to the fields so not have a / in them, If you add that, it will generate a new folder. 

Als the use of a #-sign will not work. 

Example with / in it: 

You can use Hyphens, underscores and dots in between the values: 








user1-name=Customer name





user2-name=Project number




# It is possible to configure and use a specific log filename. It is best to

# attempt to avoid naming collisions especially when you have multiple copies of

# WipeDrive logging to the same location (ie: PXE versions). This option allows for

# the use of replacement patterns. Available replacement patterns include:

#    *) {hd-serial} = the serial number of the current drive

#    *) {hd-eui64} = the eui64 of nvme drive (or blank)

#    *) {date} = end date in format: %Y.%m.%d (eg: 2017.11.29)

#    *) {time} = end time in format: %I.%M%p (eg: 10.36PM)

#    *) {time24} = end time in format: %H.%M (eg: 22.36)

#    *) {computer-id} = whatever was entered into the prompt for a computer id

#    *) {username} = whatever was entered into the prompt for a username

#    *) {custom} = whatever was entered into the prompt for a custom value

#    *) {serial} = the computer's serial number (if available)

#    *) {vendor} = the computer's vendor name (if available)

#    *) {model} = the computer's model name (if available)

#    *) {wipe-status} = the status of the current drive

#    *) {overall-status} = the status of all of drives

#    *) {hostname} = the hostname of the machine

#    *) {ipaddress} = the ip address that is assigned to the machine

#    *) {macaddress} = the hardware address of the first network interface

#    *) {user1} ... {user10} = whatever was entered into the select user field

#    *) {product} = the product and version number (eg: WipeDrive Enterprise 8.2)

#    *) {wipe-name} = the name of the wipe used to erase the drive

#    *) {operation-uuid} = the unique operation identifier

#    *) {job-uuid} = the unique job indentifier


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