Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 09-09-2014, 12:30 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2008
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
Recommended File Server Indexer with Search

I posted this in the server forum, but seeing this I think the thread belongs here:


I have a linux file server with about 10tb of mixed data, files, text, pdf, spreadsheets, music, movies, html/php/css/etc programming files, and more that I am looking for a piece of software that can run on my server and keep and activly updated searchable sortable index. Similar to the way Windows Search can search file contents. SOmething with ether a web interface or other means of searching file contents on the server without telnetting in to the server.

I am having so much trouble finding something that can do this. Hopefully something thats not too hard to configure, but Im just looking for viable options. Any recommendations or suggestions are appreciated.
Old 09-10-2014, 06:17 AM   #2
Registered: Oct 2012
Distribution: OpenSuSE,RHEL,Fedora,OpenBSD
Posts: 982
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 244Reputation: 244Reputation: 244
htdig is an example but I'm hesitant to recommend something that is not in active development.

Autonomy was bought by HP.
Old 09-10-2014, 08:13 AM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 6,542

Rep: Reputation: 870Reputation: 870Reputation: 870Reputation: 870Reputation: 870Reputation: 870Reputation: 870
A php front end for locate

Maybe inspiring to create your own version?
Old 09-18-2014, 05:07 AM   #4
Registered: May 2005
Location: Fareham, UK
Distribution: HP-UX 11i, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, RHEL, OEL, CentOS
Posts: 75

Rep: Reputation: 17
Hi weirdaljr,

Not sure how useful that would actually be considering;
  1. Being a file server, the clients will index the mounted file share themselves which client applications will take advantage of. Desktops running Windows 7/8, Gnome, Unity and possibly KDE will do this.
  2. You haven't mentioned if you plan to use this indexed data for any server-based/cloud appllications.
That aside have you had a look at Owncloud? This is a web based application suite that'll run on your server eliminating the need for client-side appications, think of it like a Google Apps you can host yourself. AFAIK Gnome has built-in desktop/application integration for Owncloud too.

Last edited by vinbob; 09-18-2014 at 05:13 AM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Recommended File Server Indexer with Search weirdaljr Linux - Server 1 09-09-2014 12:58 PM
Server side file search and indexer kind_of_linux_user Linux - Server 2 10-09-2013 07:06 AM
Sphinx Search: Issue running indexer during install traxy *BSD 4 11-17-2010 05:12 PM
[SOLVED] logwatch recommended search? qwertyjjj Linux - Newbie 1 08-11-2009 03:58 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:47 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration