For individuals and institutions that would like to testdrive the archiving of their web server content with SiteStory we are offering a SiteStory Testbed. In particular, that means that we are providing a SiteStory Web Archive installation that is free for everyone to use. The SiteStory Web Archive is the central piece in the entire SiteStory architecture as it allows to offload a Web server's content and provides an interface to access the archived resources - Mementos.
To be able to offload content to our archive, users need to download, install, and configure the Apache Module mod_sitestory on their Web server. A detailed howto can be found in the section Getting Started.
The configuration parameters for the module to offload content to our SiteStory Web Archive are:
<IfModule sitestory_module> EnableArchiving On ArchiveHost www.theresourcedepot.com ArchivePort 8080 ArchivePath /SiteStory_Testbed/put/ ArchiveTimeGate http://www.theresourcedepot.com/SiteStory_Testbed/timegate/ EnableIP On #Excluded </IfModule>
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer this service in an unlimited fashion. That means we might have to put a cap on the amount of data that is being offloaded to our archive. For that reason we ask users interested in this Testbed to send an email to SiteStory-Testbed@googlegroups.com and provide the following information:
Once a user has offloaded content it is available in the SiteStory Web Archive. An easy way to access the archived content (Mementos) is via our end-user interface MementoFox. MementoFox is an extension for the Mozilla FireFox browser.