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Old 10-19-2001
Archival Tool for UNIX

Hi All,

Need to get the information if there is any tool on Unix for Archiving and retrival of documents automatically. Having the capbalilty to integrate with other systems. And provide the APIs which can be called from other Systems to facilitate automatic Archival and Retrieval.

Thanks & Regards
# 2  
Old 10-19-2001
What fo you mean automatic. Everything needs to be set before for sure/ maybe with the 'cron'

If I understand correctly archiving you mean something like

'tar ............'


have a look on these first and also 'crontab' and 'cron' or 'at'

Good luck
# 3  
Old 10-19-2001
Dear Guest100,

thanks for reverting back.
It seems some more detailed explanation is required from my side.

Our requirement is to have Documet Archival and Retrieval System which will interface with our system which we are developing. In our system some components are there which will generate some reports, letters and documents . Our Need is to archive these some where and then can be retrieved when required. And archival should happen automatically at the time of document generation with minimal user interaction. Means , if Document Archival tool provides some APIs which can be called from our Sytem to do the Archival and Retieval automatically with out going in to the Archival tool's/System interface.

In addition this archival system should have the facility to store and reteive the scanned documents, prinmting etc..

I hope this would suffice to understand my requirements.

Looking forward for suggestions.$

Thanks & Regards
Sanjeev Jain
# 4  
Old 10-19-2001
So if your system is UNIX system and all the reports, letters and documents created everyday are in the same directory you can set up a cron job to archive all the file using the tar command. Then you can easily untar them back whenever you need then
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Old 10-19-2001

Again Archiving the docs in the system is based on some indexing criteria and at the time of reteival user should be able to view the index kind of grouping on the screen and able select one or many documents for viewing , printing etc....

# 6  
Old 10-19-2001
Are you looking to scan items in? If so, you can run a quick search on <a href=""><b><u>google</u></b></a>. For example, you could always look for <a href=""><b><u>electronic document archival unix</u></b></a>. Of course you will still need to evaluate and test each potential piece of software...

I believe the system we are using here at work is an IBM Visual Info system.

I hope this helps you in your search.
# 7  
Old 10-19-2001
i dont think sanjeev wants to know that we are not here to give u the answer but point u in the right direction.

as guest has said look up teh commands tar, cpio, or what ever backup commands your system has. NOTED by OS. tar and cpio are pretty much the same across the board.

use CRON to automate it. retrevial will not be automatic.

use the man pages to figure out how they work or hire someone to do it for you.
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