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Re: [hylafax-users] storing faxes?
Well, the info on all your received faxes is stored in
$HylaFAX_DIR/etc/xferfaxlog, so you could write someting which picked up the
info on each of the images from xferfaxlog and stored it with the image in a
database. Or for that matter, you could just pick out the info relevant to
the faxes you are storing and keep it with them as a flat file, serving as
an index of the faxes. this would be much easier than trying to work in OCR.
From: Brent Rogers [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 3:47 PM
To: bradw; Conlan Adams
Cc: email@example.com; hylafax
Subject: RE: [hylafax-users] storing faxes?
I'll answer for Conlan, since I work with him at he has left for the day.
(It's his Birthday)
The faxes our system receives average around 30 kilobytes per page when
stored in TIFF format. this allows for 20,000 pages per CD. Our faxes
average something like 7 pages each, so we are getting just over 3000 faxes
to a CD, which a couple of weeks for us.
We had originally wanted to do the same thing with the header line, but I
believe that is sent in the fax image by the remote end (if this is untrue,
oh wiser hylafax-list people, please correct me...), so you would have to
OCR the fax and hope to pull that out. You may be able to name the files
with the phone number used though, but even those rely on the remote end to
tell the system what the number is, it doesn't use caller ID. Odds are that
a good number will have no number listed in them.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of bradw
> Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 3:58 PM
> To: Conlan Adams
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; hylafax
> Subject: Re: [hylafax-users] storing faxes?
> that looks like a good idea.
> just wondering how many pages do you figure it takes to get about 650 meg?
> also wondering if there is any way i get the file name to include that
> info that i normaly find on the top of most inbound faxes. you know, like
> the company name, or sometimes the fax number. that would realy help in
> the event that i ever had to go dig out a fax for some reason. you know
> how it is, get a few hunderd faxes a day, and then someone hits me with a
> request for "that fax from so and so from last mounth sometime".
> i know it wount be perfect, but any thing will help.
> is that posible?
> On Fri, 11 Jan 2002, Conlan Adams wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 11:29:33 -0500
> > From: Conlan Adams <email@example.com>
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Cc: hylafax <email@example.com>
> > Subject: Re: [hylafax-users] storing faxes?
> > straight from my hylafax/bin/faxrcvd file only part of it mind you
> > #! /bin/sh
> > /usr/bin/fax2ps $1 | lpr # Try to print it
> > netname="`date +%Y%j-%H%M%S-$HOSTNAME`-$2.tif" #uses part of
> the date, the
> > host name
> > mv "$1" "/mnt/backup/hylafax/$netname"
> > #and the port as the files name
> > # then copies it to the backup
> > moves it to a local area network accesable backup machine
> (Win98) mounted
> > through samba to /mnt/backup
> > we store all faxes for all time, when we get 650 meg, we just
> burn em to cd.
> > this way all the faxes are saved for archival reasons.
> > easier done than said really
> > -Conlan
> > Adams
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