Archiving can refer to the process of archiving files or the process of archiving data. File archiving is combining one or multiple files into one file or container. Data archiving is the process of relocating data that is no longer actively used to a separate storage area for long-term retention.

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Incremental backups with 7-zip

I am trying to set up an incremental backup with 7-zip after finding zip might not suit my needs fully/easily. My data is located in /media/Data/Work. For some reason it is not liking my code. I've ...
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How to read an dar archive via LTO-6 tape

The /data folder was saved on tape with dar -R /data/ -c - | mbuffer -R 110M -P 90 -m 1G | dd of=/dev/nst0 bs=256k How can I test, list and extract it? I tried the following to test the archive ...
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Best practices and tools for personal archiving

I have a laptop (OSX) with limited space and i would like to store data that i do not need on a daily basis elsewhere. This is mainly digital articles and books, email and old photo's and videos. My ...
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Batch file to create .7z archive for each file (in folder/subfolder) to a new destination (folder/subfolder structure)

I use a batch file to backup files to 7-Zip archives. It creates an archive for each file separately in the folder where the original file is. Works with sub folders. FOR /r %%i IN (*.*) DO ( ...
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Move files from sub-folders to root folder of archive files

I have some archive files and in each file there is a subfolder. I want to move files from subfolders to root folder of archive files and delete subfolders. for example: in lossless.rar \my ...
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Can a .vmdk hard disk be imported as a .vdi hard disk?

If there is a .vmdk hard disk in an Open Virtualization Archive, can I import it as a .vdi hard disk?
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Possible bug in 7zip - empty folders extract as empty files

I have a directory structure as follows: Main | |--empty_folder | |--folder | |--example.txt I'm zipping it using the .NET ZipFile.CreateFromDirectory method (but I doubt this has anything to ...
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How to rollback a specific directory in ZFS snapshot?

Is it possible to rollback to a certain directory within a snapshot? For example, given the snapshot tank/home@snapshot_week_01 can I rollback to something like tank/home/louis@snapshot_week_01 ...
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7zip cli kills itself. Why?

I have 1 TB huge directory on debian/ext3. I need to 7zip it and then transfer it to another computer windows/ntfs. I use the following command, but in the end it says Killed. Any idea whats wrong? ...
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Backup (archive) IMAP messages to file

Is there any tool which may help with archiving my old emails? I'd like to save all messages older than x (eg. a year) to my local disk (eg. to burn to DVD) eg. in .eml format, with all attachments ...
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Limit rsync to available space on destination

I have a directory, /data/snapshots, which I'd like to archive to an external drive mounted at /mnt. The external is 2tb, /data/snapshots is much more. If I: rysnc -av /data/snapshot /mnt Then ...
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Want new directory while extracting archive file using 7zip

I Have Some files and Directories in archive directory Archive File_1 File_2 Directory_1 Directory_2 I want to create zip file of archive directory. But I do not want name archive zip Instead ...
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Are RAR-archives safe to store backups in? [duplicate]

I'm writing a little batch script to backup all data for a project that I am currently developing. The script is currently just copying all project files to a new directory (named by the date when the ...
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What can I use to archive files, that anyone would be able to open?

I have files that I need to send to several different international locations. They're confidential files, so I need them to be password protected. Therefore, I was putting the files on a CD and ...
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Unzip multipart files created from Mac in Windows

This is how I created a multipart archive from Mac; zip -r -s 1g archive.zip long\ folder\ name/ This creates files like archive.zip, archive.z01 and so on. Now I am trying to unzip this archive in ...
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Archiving websites like Internet Archive

Most of the data for my research needs are met by our Government websites. Problem is they take down websites or certain pages or break the links. But my research demands the access to information ...
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Are there any built in tools in Windows 8 that can split and join a binary file?

I have a ZIP-file that's 8 GB, and would like to split it in two parts using only the built in tools of Windows 8. Is this possible? How?
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Will archiving little-used directories in my Dropbox folder increase the indexing speed?

I have 14336 files in my Dropbox directory. Many of these are in old projects that I don't touch any more, but that I like to keep around in case I need them. I know that Dropbox holds an index on ...
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How to compress multiple files with similar names?

So I've got some 20 000 files that I want to compress and group by following logic: compress every file that have identical characters up to ( also include files that have no ( So the files are ...
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What 7-zip command line syntax can I use to display errors only when creating a zip?

I do not want all the file names being read to scroll in the command window, but would like only problem files to appear. Better yet, I would like to direct error output to a file. My only alternative ...
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Creating a tar archive from a file list AND removing full path

I'm trying to combine two options for creating a tar archive but they don't work well together. I don't know what's the problem. I use : tar -C /var/www/website html -cvzf html.tgz -T ...
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“recompress” a 7z archive inline

I have a rather large (~500GB) 7-zip archive. I originally made it when I had more space available, and did so at rather fast, low-compression settings. Now things are tight, and I'd like to try and ...
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How to compress serveral, large, high entropy, but very similar files?

I have several big (as in: bigger than any dictionary, 100s of GBs) files. These files are very high entropy and compress very poorly. However these files are (as far as i can tell) almost completely ...
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Is Tar a suitable archiving solution for numerous backups of data from the same folder?

I’ve recently decided to archive some data using Tar. The data consists of numerous backups of the same folder; meaning that it contains a lot of duplicates. I read that because Tar lacks an index, it ...
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How can I compare my backup catalog in VVV app with existing volumes?

I've installed the Linux version of Virutal Volumes View (VVV app) to catalog my 207 DVD and CD backups. (Well, actually, I've just cataloged about 75 so far). I like VVV's simple solution with CLI ...
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Find other mails of the same thread in Thunderbird

I really love the threaded view in Mozilla Thunderbird. Because of this, I store my sent mails in the inbox, so I can move a whole thread to an archive folder in one drag and drop. Sometimes I get ...
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Is it better to compress all data or compressed directories?

I'm archiving some projects, let's say each of them has own directory: projects |- project-1 |- project-2 |- project-3 I started compressing them as following: ==== SITUATION 1 ==== projects ...
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7z: How to exclude symbolic links from extraction?

How to ask 7z to exclude extracting symbolic links ? In following file, bad_file and passwd are symbolic links. Is there a way to ask 7z to not extract them or not create them after extraction ? ...
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Label and archive mails in Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011

In gmail, you can label a message and eventually click the archive button which will move the message and any other emails into the same folder. Any way to do this with Microsoft Outlook?
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Batch command to archive folders with content using WinRaR

I have lot of folders in the root "C:\Test\Archiv\" (more than 1000). To be more specific, I get one every hour. They are named as following : ay %year% m %month% d %day% h%hour% In each folders are ...
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7zip - Command Line: how to set output path?

I want to compress all HTM files in D:\HTM\ to an archive called comp.7z which is created in D:\HTM\ directory, so I do the following: 7z a -o "D:\HTM" comp.7z "D:\HTM" and get an error, exactly as ...
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7-zip update: skip operation if nothing has changed

I am using 7-zip to backup folders on my disk into 7z archives on a network storage. Each time the backup script runs, it will update the existing archives in 7-zip update mode (compress new files ...
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Outlook 2013 Auto Archive

If you have enabled Outlook's Auto Archive function, how do know what day that function will be done next? Is there a place within Outlook's settings that would specify the actual date for the next ...
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Copy unix mail (received by sendmail) to a linux directory (individually)

Does anyone know a way to copy all new arrived emails (on Fedora Linux), to store in a Linux directory (not in some other mail folder, but on the Linux file system directory)? We use Procmail as a ...
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Suppress extraction of __MACOSX directory when unzipping

ZIP archives produced on Mac OS X systems usually include a __MACOSX directory which is useless, annoying, and unwanted on pretty much every other OS. For unpacking ZIP archives I use Info-ZIP, which ...
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IP address already in use Barracuda archiver 350

I am trying to log in to a barracuda acrhiver 350 but every time I tried to change the IP address of the appliance from the CL , i got the error IP Address already in use No matter what ip ...
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How to remove all the parts of a split RAR archive file using command line?

I’m generally use a Debian based Linux distribution of some sort; either Debian 7.8 or Linux Mint 17. I have a split RAR file like this: filename.rar filename.r01 filename.r02 filename.r03 etc ... ...
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accessing files directly from SFX archive

Similar questions have been asked on this forum, but not identical, so I am sorry if this is a bit redundant. I have made a "portable" application. I used WINRar to create an SFX self-extracting ...
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7zip not allowing file extension in the archive name

7za.exe a C:\temp\file.txt.7z C:\temp\file.txt Error: there is no such archive why is 7zip not allowing file extension in the archive name? I even tried it with simple period in the archive name, ...
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Set maximum size of zip/7z archive

I have multiple files that I would like to pack into archives of no more than 100MB. The only option I could find was to split the archive into volumes, but what I want is standalone archives that can ...
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creating an offline searchable email archive for multiple accounts [closed]

I want to create an offline mail archive that I can view and search. The archive will include both, Inbox and Sent. My main OS is Windows XP 32-bit (I'm a laggard but I plan to upgrade to 7, 8, or ...
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Indexed and seekable tar files

When backing up large amounts of files, I've been taring them so that I only need to move one file around. But listing the content of tar files and extracting specific files out of them is really ...
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Exchange Email Sync To Another Email Address

I would like to backup all my email from and to a specific exchange 2010 email address. Ideally I would like to have them sync to a gmail account. Is there anyway to do this without adding a rule to ...
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Windows .bat script to recursively archive (with 7zip) files in subfolders

I'm struggling to achieve the following DIR1 FileA FileB SUBDIR2 --->FileC --->FileD --->SUBDIR3 ------>FileE ------>FileF etc and end up ...
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7zip reports corrupt file although checksum matches

I transferred a large (140GB) disk image to my machine over ftp in 7z format using 4Gb chunks. When I had downloaded it, none of the chunks can be opened using 7zip. On the first file, I get an ...
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tar folders older from last week

I am trying to create a script that need to archive text logs from last week. Basically we have a path where we have folders on date as follows, Each folder contains csv files containing data for ...
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Unpacking .z01 .z02 .z03 without .zip on LINUX

I have received several archives and they all have extensions of .z01 .z02 .z03 etc. There is no .zip file and no .z00 file. If I transfer these files to my Mac and run them through un-stuffit, it ...
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How to delete all files in the folder which exists in the tar.gz archive

Typical mistake for me, is exctraction in the wrong directory. After i realize that, i want to delete all this file, and extract again. But how to automate this delete-all-this-crap operation? Any ...
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Is price and brand the only way for a consumer to measure quality of blank optical media? [closed]

Spools of blank optical media (CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays) sell at a variety of prices and under an assortment of brands. Is recognizing a brand and seeing a more expensive price the only way for a consumer ...
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Does specifying the compression engine to tar directly actually use less intermediate disk space than tarring first and then compressing?

When I use tar to archive a directory and then compress it separately using e.g. xz, there will be a point where I have three files on my system - dir, dir.tar and dir.tar.xz. As soon as the ...