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Mike,

Thanks for the information about your WarcManager tool. I will check it out.

Edward



On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 8:08 AM, Mike Smorul <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi,
> †We've been working on a tool to help manage warc files after you have
> piles of them. It supports basic searching and content browsing. We've done
> some testing up to ~10Tb of warc files and it's still fairly responsive.
>
> https://wiki.umiacs.umd.edu/adapt/index.php/WarcManager
>
> -Mike
>
> On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 11:46 PM, Erik Hetzner <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>
>> At Wed, 23 Nov 2011 18:30:02 -0500,
>> Edward M. Corrado wrote:
>> >
>> > Hello All,
>> >
>> > I need to harvest a few Web sites in order to preserve them. I'd
>> > really like to preserve them using the WARC file format [1] since it
>> > is a standard for digital preservation. I looked at I looked at Web
>> > Curator Tool (WCT) and Heritrix and they seem to be good at what they
>> > do but are built to work on a much larger scale then what I'd like to
>> > do -- and that comes with a cost of increased complexity. Tools like
>> > wget are simple to use and can easily be scripted to accomplish my
>> > limited task, except the standard wget and similar tools I am familiar
>> > with do not support WARC. Also, I haven't been able to find a tool
>> > that can convert zipped files created with wget to WARC.
>> >
>> > I did find a version of wget with warc support built in [1] from the
>> > Archive Team so that may be my solution, but compile software with
>> > "dirty" written into the name of the zip file is maybe not the best
>> > longterm solution. Does anyone know of any other simples tool to
>> > create a WARC file (either from harvesting or converting a wget or
>> > similar mirror/archive)?
>>
>> Hi Edward,
>>
>> The WCT uses Heritrix behind the scenes. Basically Heritrix or
>> wget+warc are your only two solutions, unless you convert to WARC from
>> something else. And I have never seen another crawler that gathers the
>> information that needs to do into the WARC file.
>>
>> Heritrix isnít that bad to get up & running. The more tricky issue is
>> what to do with the WARC files once you have them.
>>
>> best, Erik
>>
>> Sent from my free software system <http://fsf.org/>.
>>
>>
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