This is a document describing the design of the NetarchiveSuite software

This document only describes the underlying design of the NetarchiveSuite software, i.e. it does not describe how to install, run, or use NetarchiveSuite, for that see the Installation Manual and the User Manual.

The first section gives an overview, and the remainder of the document gives more details about the design.

The code is available through the downloaded site or from our Subversion repository .



The reader is expected to be familiar with Java programming and have an understanding of the core issues involved in large-scale web harvesting. Having used Heritrix before is a definite plus, and an elementary understanding of SQL databases is required for some parts.

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