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By guygrice ·
Looking for some software or quick and easy way to archive old data in users dirs. Example: If data has not been accessed after 6 months archive it to there local drive. Any input would be helpful Thanks!

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Hi!

Begging for angry user calls are we, :)

I frankly don't know of any software like that, but this is the wrong way going about things.

Wouldn't it be better the restrict the total amount of disk space each user would be allowed to save in their homedirs.

That way you will force them to either delete or archive themselves.

See:
http://www.softwareshelf.com/products/storage.htm

There you can find both archiving and quota software.

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Hi again!

In my answer above I thought you were running NT Server, I now see you are running Novell.

So just set a Quota for all users, then they have to remove file themselves when they run out ot Quota.

Or you can use a Tape Device as extra storage for a volume and then set the time at which files should be moved onto the tape.

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by troy.drewry In reply to Archiving existing data i ...

Backup utilities often have a wide set of capabilities that may address your requirement.

For instance, ArcServe has a copy/move utility that can filter by date. This utility could be configured to move all files, from specified locations, with a date less than "current date - 180 days". This job could then be scheduled to run every day if needed.

This process can be problematic if the location contains files that do not get their time and date stamps changed frequently (such as executables).

We fight the disk space battle frequently and most often find the ever decreasing cost of disks better than the IT frustration in performing frequent restores and the user anger when something is pruned.

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by questng In reply to Archiving existing data i ...

Invest in a jukebox and then use the file/directory attribute to migrate.

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by MStrankay In reply to Archiving existing data i ...

NetWare servers since version 4 have had a "Data Migration" option built in at the volume level if you wish to enable it. As mentioned in answer #4, you may need to invest in an optical jukebox where migrated files can be written and stored "near line" to be automatically recalled to hard disk when the file is accessed again. The user may not even know the files have been migrated, other than the fact it may take a bit longer to open the old file again. I believe that once it is enabled, the settings (time etc.) for migration may be adjusted using the SET command or using the MONITOR or SERVMAN NLMs.

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