Method and interface for a centralized archiving and de-archiving system

  • US 6,321,254 B1
  • Filed: 03/15/1999
  • Issued: 11/20/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/24/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for archiving and de-archiving data of a plurality of geographically mutually remote data sources, the method comprising;

  • (a) coupling the data sources through a public, wide-area data transmission network to a central file-storage system external and geographically remote from the data sources;

    (b) buffering data transmitted over the network in interfaces connected between the network and each remote data source;

    (c) maintaining mutually separable storage fields in the central file-storage system by allocating separate storage fields to the data of every one of the remote data sources by a user filter coupled to the file-storage system to ensure that every user can transfer in the central file storage system only in his field; and

    (d) comparing an access authorization code transmitted from a remote data source to an access code stored at the central file-storage system and permitting access by a remote data source to the separate storage fields allocated to the data source in the central, file-storage system after comparison of the access authorization codes.

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