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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How to hide the Contents of a 7-Zip SFX Archive?

I've just Created a 7-Zip SFX Archive containing my Test Results. But whenever I open the File.sfx.exe with 7-Zip from the Context menu as Open Archive, I directly get the SFX Contents. I want my ...
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Auto Archive Email for IMAP linked account

I have a user that has 11 GB of email. It is from 12 years of use. He is accessing his email via IMAP and Outlook 2010. When synchronizing folders it takes forever. I would like to speed up the ...
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Get a listing of a 7zip file on a remote HTTP server

There's a server out there on the internet that hosts terabytes of data encapsulated in numerous 7zip (.7z) archives. Some, but not all, of this data is interesting to me. I only know which data is ...
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ssh download with tar and password prompt: tar: This does not look like a tar archive

So I am trying to download a directory recursively from another server with a command that looks like this: ssh user@server "cd some/directory && tar --dereference -c datadir" | pv | tar xv ...
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Universal command line unarchiving tool on a Mac

Is there some command line tool which allows extracting files from most known archive types? Something like StuffIt Expander, but without gui.
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How do I transfer an archive pst file from my old Outlook account to Outlook 2016?

I recently upgraded from Office 2010 to Office 365. I also upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 10 (my computer was running slow so I reset it, rather than simply upgrading). I had a large archive ...
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How to preserve an authentic copy of business/work emails as a form of evidence?

It has been stated elsewhere (link to an example) that work emails used in the course of regular business are admissible as evidence in UK and EU courts. I have a large number of emails that are the ...
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Extract large zip file (50 GB) on Mac OS X

I was trying to move the files to another hard drive. So I archived all my photos in one large ZIP file using the Mac OS X built-in compress function. But the file failed to extract. I've tried ...
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Restoring file properties but not the complete files, from backup

While copying data from my old storage on a Linux computer to the new (linux-based) NAS, I accidentially failed with getting the properties (most important: the modify dates) along to the new ...
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Does any version of Windows support uncompressing splitted archives natively?

I mean, are multi-volume .zip archives, or maybe any other kind of archive format, natively supported without any third-party application like 7Zip or WinRAR?
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How to extract from PAX archive to current directory.?

I have a PAX archive what I want to extract into the current directory, using the directory structure in the archive. I have tried the following command: JBSP03:/u/jsdbsp/jbsp03:cd ...
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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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Backing up user accounts in linux

Following is my steps to backup user accounts with scheduling: `sudo crontab -e. 0 0 * * * sudo tar -cpzf /backupfolder/user1_backup-$(date +\%Y--\%m-\%d).tar.gz /home/students/user1 0 0 * * * sudo ...
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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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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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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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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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How to download a website from the archive.org Wayback Machine?

I want to get all the files for a given website at archive.org. Reasons might include: the original author did not archived his own website and it is now offline, I want to make a public cache from ...
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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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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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What software can I use to scrape (download) a MediaWiki wiki? [closed]

I want to scrape an entire wiki that uses MediaWiki software. The amount of pages are pretty small, but they have plenty of revisions, and I'd like to preferably scrape revisions as well. The wiki ...
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7-zip archive with hard links?

I see that tar respects hard links $ ln clonezilla.iso test.iso $ tar cfvvJ archive.tar.xz *.iso -rw-r--r-- Steven 111149056 2012-03-25 07:34 clonezilla.iso hrw-r--r-- Steven 0 2012-03-25 ...
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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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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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How do I password protect a .tgz file with tar in Unix?

I'm using the Unix tar command as follows to tar up a directory and its files: tar cvzf fileToTar.tgz directoryToTar Is there a way to password protect the .tgz file? I've created ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to extract data from a partially corrupt multi-part rar archive?

I downloaded a video that's 11 parts the other day. Today I tried to extract it but it tells me that part04 is corrupt. So I checked "keep broken files", but of course it only gave me the beginning of ...
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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 change the password prompt in a self-extracting WinRAR archive?

I create a password-protected self-extracting archive using WinRAR. When I open the archive the executable asks me for a password. How can I change "Enter password for the encrypted file." to a custom ...
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What is the largest file I can write to a DVD?

I am creating an archive of a large file set using the 7-Zip command line tool, and I am going to write the archive to DVDs (2 sets, to be safe). Assuming exactly one file (a part of a 7-Zip archive) ...
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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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How can I scan multiple pages into a single PDF?

How could I scan multiple pages into a single PDF on the Mac? This is for document archival (mostly invoices and receipts). Ideally, the results should be somewhat searchable (but manually giving it ...
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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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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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Microsoft Outlook 2010 - moving emails with specific number in subject to a specific folder with the corresponding number

I get emails in shared inbox containing a number in the subject (like 9921635). These emails are archived to subfolders, which are part of the shared inbox, that also contain this number. Sometimes ...
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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 ...