NI DataFinder Server Edition - Seamless Integration into Archiving Systems

Publish Date: Oct 18, 2013 | 1 Ratings | 3.00 out of 5 | Print

Many factors such as powerful multi-core processors, increased memory, fast hard drives, and increasing sampling rates, are leading to increasing amounts of data. For easy and economic management of these amounts of data you can use a backup system or an archiving system.

In a backup system the data that is no longer needed is stored on an inexpensive storage medium with a high storage capacity, usually magnetic tapes. The data must usually be stored and recovered manually.

Archiving systems provide better management of large amounts of data. In archiving systems, automated and rule-based background processes move the files into the archive. A file with the same name and the same file attributes but without any contents remains at the original position in the file system – the so called file stub.



The DataFinder Server Edition integrates seamlessly into archiving systems. The DataFinder server recognizes archived files and saves the archiving flag together with the descriptive TDM and TDMS file data, in the DataFinder index. The related file symbol denotes whether the file is in the archive. If you browse or search data, the DataFinder server handles archived data the same as all other data. When you access the file from a DataFinder client, it is automatically restored from the archive.

The indexing process will recognize when a file is moved into the archive and keep the descriptive information in the DataFinder index by only changing the arching flag. When DataFinder is added to a file storage solution already containing an archiving system, files already stored in the archive may be restored for first time indexing.

The DataFinder Server Edition supports archiving systems from SER. Archiving systems from other providers were not tested, but can function.


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