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InfoMonitor: Unobtrusively archiving a World Wide Web server

Cooper, B. and Garcia-Molina, H. (2000) InfoMonitor: Unobtrusively archiving a World Wide Web server. Technical Report. Stanford.




It may be important to provide long-term preservation of digital data even when that data is stored in an unreliable system, such as a filesystem, a legacy database, or even the World Wide Web. In this research paper we focus on the problem of archiving the contents of a web site without disrupting users who maintain the site. We propose an archival storage system, the InfoMonitor, in which a reliable archive is integrated with an unmodified existing store. Implementing such a system presents various challenges related to the mismatch of features between the components, such as differences in naming and data manipulation operations. We examine each of these issues as well as solutions for the conflicts that arise. We also discuss our experience using the InfoMonitor to archive the Stanford Database Group's web site.

Item Type:Techreport (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:digital archiving, World Wide Web, InfoMonitor
Subjects:Computer Science > Digital Libraries
Projects:Digital Libraries
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:436
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:25 Feb 2000 16:00
Last Modified:27 Dec 2008 11:56

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