Digital document archives using predefined "document relocation procedure" over multiple types of storages through networks
Original Publication Date: 2002-Mar-12
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Title: Digital document archives useing predefined "document relocation procedure" (relocation policy) over multiple types of storages through networks This invention is about document archive system and procedure using multiple types of storage systems located at multiple places on a network. The invented system consists of a MFP (Multiple Function Peripheral) and various types of mass storage units, which are connected by a network such as Internet. A typical configuration will be a combination of a MFP, an independent hard disk storage unit, and an independent high volume tape storage unit, The system also includes a document archive system program, which manages storage, retrieval, and relocation of archived documents, using "document relocation procedure file" and "document relocation status file".. The MFP has various functional capabilities such as printer, facsimile, and document scanner. The MFP can receive digital document data through the network, can print the document, and can store the digital document data into the disk storage equipped in the MFP. The MFP can also scan any paper document and store the scanned digital data in the disk storage in the MFP.