Indexing the LAN server
May 11, 2011 8:26 AM Subscribe
I'm wondering how I can do contextual search and image search on a local server volume and have this be a service available to everyone on our network. Open source methods are preferred.
posted by diode to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
In my ongoing quest to find ways my company can share information more effectively, I'm looking at our local server volume and wishing I could get information off it more easily.
With a tool like OS X Spotlight, I can index a volume by name, creation date, context (meaning contents of the file) and other values. With a program like Picasa, I can index a volume for all images and create an index of them.
What I wish I had was those functions provided as a service on an internal web page. Is there an Open Source application that can provide search engine capability for a LAN server volume?
We have a mixed network of PC's mostly and some Apples with a Linux-based server environment. Having everyone's machine doing indexing of the server volume seems inefficient to me.
I would also hope to extend the service with saved searches of particularly useful files that people could browse and open the file with a clicked link.
Thanks for any info.