Friday, January 13, 2006

Archiving Issue

Sorry about the previous post. Trying to be like Liz ;-)
If anyone is using the archive feature from the patient database window
(recon study/archive to/removable media/destination folder), be aware
that Xoran is not always 100% with the restore feature. Discretion might
warrant copying the study file from the i-CAT folder and then using the
archive option to free up disk space. In other words, "back up before
backing up".

3 Comments:

Blogger Matt Kroona said...

I'd be curious why I would want to use this. Does it compress the data? Does it just free up disk space? Frankly, I didn't even know that feature existed. Is anyone using it?

3:04 PM  
Blogger Liz Qualtier said...

Yes, the Archive feature exists and No I never put it in the manual. Sorry, my oversight! Not many people have used it so far, but Don is correct in advising to backup the data first, which most of you are already doing. Archiving will free up disk space because it deletes the data from the hard drive, yet it maintains the patient name in the list (it will be grayed out). So if in the future you want to Restore the data, you would right click on the "grayed out" study, select "Restore" and it will import the data from the source (external hard driver, server, etc) back to the hard drive. This process ultimately would make it easier to locate and re import a case that has been removed from the iCAT hard drive.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Matt Kroona said...

Nice to know. I was planning on buying a new hard drive when my old one filled up. Now I can just archive onto my removable drive and keep the old drive. Cool! Thanks.

12:51 PM  

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