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Clarke Flippo
Creating an online database of hard drives - Ideas?
on Sep 2, 2015 at 5:05:50 pm

I'll be working with a client of mine to create an online database for a library of HDs - preferably one that is accessible by anyone to view. This database needs to be scalable. Keep in mind it will only be a list of each HD and it's contents - no actual files or footage. Also looking to be able to find content based on search terms (acquisition date, name of folder or file, etc). Ideas?


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Tim Jones
Re: Creating an online database of hard drives - Ideas?
on Sep 3, 2015 at 10:08:29 pm

We recommend NeoFinder (it will also maintain BRU PE Catalog info). You can get a copy from http://www.cdfinder.de.

Tim
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Neil Sadwelkar
Re: Creating an online database of hard drives - Ideas?
on Sep 22, 2015 at 8:42:13 pm

I've been using Diskcatalogmaker which is part of Toast titanium.

But I'm curious about Neofinder. How does it integrate with BRU-PE?

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Tim Jones
Re: Creating an online database of hard drives - Ideas?
on Sep 23, 2015 at 12:15:17 am

NeoFinder simply imports the BRU PE catalogs and lets you browse them like any other drive's contents.

Tim
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Tim Jones
CTO - TOLIS Group, Inc.
http://www.tolisgroup.com
BRU ... because it's the RESTORE that matters!


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Doug Metz
Re: Creating an online database of hard drives - Ideas?
on Sep 24, 2015 at 7:21:53 pm

[Tim Jones] "NeoFinder simply imports the BRU PE catalogs and lets you browse them like any other drive's contents."

This I did not know... I use NeoFinder every day, and have recently been researching LTO archiving options. Score 10 points for TOLIS!

Doug Metz

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Clarke Flippo
Re: Creating an online database of hard drives - Ideas?
on Sep 24, 2015 at 8:07:01 pm

I've heard good things abput NeoFinder. But is there a way to make the databases searchable online? Like a webpage or library.


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Tim Jones
Re: Creating an online database of hard drives - Ideas?
on Sep 24, 2015 at 8:47:48 pm

I can't speak for NeoFinder, but BRU PE's catalogs are gzip compressed plain text, so it shouldn't be difficult for a reasonably talented web team to create a Ruby or PHP script that would provide a searchable resource.

In fact, this is what's so funny when people complain about BRU and open source. With the exception of the actual BRU archival container format, all of our data handling is fully documented and "open source" and designed specifically to allow others to interact with the catalogs and libraries of content data.

Tim
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Tim Jones
CTO - TOLIS Group, Inc.
http://www.tolisgroup.com
BRU ... because it's the RESTORE that matters!


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