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Indexing software for offline archived storage devices


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Any suggestions.. I want some software that will allow me to store an index of files, paths and attributes from various hard drives that I no longer access regularly. I originally was going to head down the FreeNAS path, but I don't need to have the drives chewing power that often.

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Is this a trick question? `ls -lR > file_list.txt` has worked for years.

In fact, I maintain my DVD collection this way by numbering the disks and placing the output of `ls -lR > disk-###.txt`.

`find / -ls -print > diskname.txt` might be more what you want since it captures user/group and permissions and filename data on a single line.

If you want to perform full file indexing - lots of .docs, pdf, txt, html, etc. files, then take a look at http://swish-e.org/ and htdig. My collection gets indexed in this way, so a search files these text files too.

You might take a look at "cops" from 15 years ago. Now I think it is commercial, but the older versions were able to track ownership, groups, permissions, directories and files to see if anything changed. It was used my sysadmins to tell whether their systems were changed by crackers. http://docstore.mik.ua/orelly/networking/tcpip/ch12_04.htm

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Hmm, yeah I didn't quite think that through, I can just (cause I'm on Vista):

dir *.* /S > .\drivemap.txt

then import via php onto my mysql cluster for fast searching. Thanks heaps for the push in the right direction. I did check that swish-e link, but I am just doing it for non-web files.

Cheers,

SystemX17

Is this a trick question? `ls -lR > file_list.txt` has worked for years.

In fact, I maintain my DVD collection this way by numbering the disks and placing the output of `ls -lR > disk-###.txt`.

`find / -ls -print > diskname.txt` might be more what you want since it captures user/group and permissions and filename data on a single line.

If you want to perform full file indexing - lots of .docs, pdf, txt, html, etc. files, then take a look at http://swish-e.org/ and htdig. My collection gets indexed in this way, so a search files these text files too.

You might take a look at "cops" from 15 years ago. Now I think it is commercial, but the older versions were able to track ownership, groups, permissions, directories and files to see if anything changed. It was used my sysadmins to tell whether their systems were changed by crackers. http://docstore.mik.ua/orelly/networking/tcpip/ch12_04.htm

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