Looking for file archival utility

Looking for file archival utility

Post by Peter J. Sco » Sat, 28 Mar 1992 02:39:07

We're looking for a commercial file archival tool.  I say
commercial 'cos the combination of features we require tend
to suggest that to me, although if anyone knows of a really
good PD tool that fits the bill, let me know!  We need something that:

 - runs on Sun 4s and HP 700s at a minimum;

 - will archive files to almost any kind of storage device (we have
   many, ranging from Exabytes to jukeboxes);

 - will archive files to devices across the network;

 - will associate a tag and/or comment string with files when archived;

 - will do on-line lookup by file name, type, date, tag, comment, and
   boolean combinations thereof, with wildcard matching;

 - provides an easy interface for restoring files matching any of the
   criteria in the previous line to their original or alternate

 - provides sysadmins with statistical information on the archival media;

 - is easily used for basic operations by novices;

 - preferably has a GUI interface *in addition to* command line.

Thanks in advance, and I'll summarize the positive responses.

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