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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What is the most common archive file format to have mountable, readable/searchable archives?

I make periodic backups of my data, resulting in large chunks of files. Currently I copy them into different directories on a share on a NAS (plus an external HDD), indicating the date in the ...
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Dragging a folder full of files into another folder which automatically zips and moves it to an archive drive

I have a question regarding archiving on windows 7 and I will preface it with the problem in an effort to identify what solution I need. Our workflow process dumps printable files to a numbered ...
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Enable AutoArchive capability on Outlook client when Exchange mailbox has In-Place Archiving enabled

Any way to enable the AutoArchive (Manual Archival) feature on an Outlook client when the Exchange Mailbox configured in the client has In-Place Archiving enabled?
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Install packages on the fly

Apt-get and other package managers download the necessary packages to disk, then install them and discard them. I know it's possible to unpack archives like tar.gz or others directly as they are ...
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Is Gzip supposed to honor original filename during decompress?

This question stems from a Crypto++ library question on Stack Overflow: How to add filename to archive if compressing using Gzip class?. Gzip, as specified in RFC 1952 has an optional field for the ...
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Prefered dictionary size for archiving images using Winrar?

The new Winrar 5 allow you to have a dictionary size of upto 1GB. Does this have any affect on images? I tried setting the dictionary size of 256MB but the resulting image archive was almost same as ...
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how to find missing files from archives

I need to help a friend archive his old data (around 200GB). I see that a lot of the files are already present in a newer archive he has but the newer archives is properly organized in directories. So ...
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7Zip Zipping up directories

I want to use 7 zip to compress and archive folders but I want it to exclude existing .7z files if they exist and not duplicate them with a .7z.7z ext I found this but it duplicates the already zipped ...
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How to unpack rar archive with p7zip under Centos 7

I'd like to make my 7z command to be able to extract RAR archives. I have installed p7zip and p7zip-plugins packages from EPEL repository. However, if I try to extract a rar file like this: 7z x ...
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How to automatically move outlook emails to a file folder outside of outlook?

I have Outlook 2013. Is there a rule or automatic way to move emails from outlook inbox or directories to a file folder on my computer or onto a server? I tried archiving but it only creates a pst ...
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LZA Compressor Directory

I am trying to use LZA to compress my directories (No sub folders) Whenever I use it however it automatically creates the archive within an additional folder! Example: I am using a folder called ...
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Disable extract from archive

I want to compress a file with encryption; but would also like to prevent extraction/saving of the file from archive. In other words, user can only print the file. This is for added security. ...
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Extracting a tar.gz file returns, “This does not look like a tar archive.”

I have a tar.gz file and I want to extract it using terminal. I used following commands: tar tvzf ldtp_3.5.0.orig.tar.gz and tar -xvzf ldtp_3.5.0.orig.tar.gz. However, I get the same result for both ...
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tar reverse of '--to-command', or: compressing tar entries individually, or: tar with plenty of large files

I would like to create tar gzip archive, but do it the reverse manner of what is most commonly done -- have the files in the archive be compressed individually rather than compress the entire archive: ...
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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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Auto Archives to Exchange archives database

I did the setup for the Archive capability in Outlook/Exchange 2013. I want to be able to Auto-Archive to these folders. However, in the Auto-Archive, you can not point to anything other then a local ...
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Target directory structure for tar different than original directory structure

Is there any way to set a different target directory structure than the orignial directory structure the tar archive was created from without creating it by hand? For example, I have many files in a ...
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Cabinet Maker Is Only Adding The First 7 Files To My Cab?

Trying to create a cab file of 707 files in C:\users\username\desktop\input. I'm running Windows 8 and using Cabinet Maker - Lossless Data Compression Tool (makecab.exe) to create the cab. The problem ...
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robocopy /mir not duplicating folder structure

I'm using the following script to archive everything prior to Jaunary 1, 2013: foreach ($i in Get-ChildItem "O:\Projects” -Force -Recurse) { if ($i.LastWriteTime -gt ($(Get-Date).AddDays(-649))) ...
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Backup Outlook 2007 WITHOUT auto archive [closed]

The company I work for recently came up with a rule "All emails older than 3 months (90 days) will be automatically deleted." Applies to Inbox, Sent Items AND Calendar. This was implemented without ...
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What is the advantage of using a spanned archive?

I regularly have to push ~10 - 50GB Winrar archives up to the network at work. The archive consists of many thousands of files (pdf,msg,xlsx,etc.). IT restores the archive elsewhere for clients to ...
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Splitting a zip archive

I have a zip archive containing a big directory tree with many files. I'm using an application that does something with zip archives. The problem is that the application has a limitation on how many ...
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Can wget with .warc output be stopped and re-continued?

I've issued the following wget command: wget --recursive --no-clobber --page-requisites --html-extension --convert-links --wait=20 http://examplesite.org --warc-file=examplesite.org It's continued ...
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How to make to identical sized archive parts with rar archiver?

I am trying to compress a file with option -v but I am unable to figure out the byte count to set, yielding two identical sized archive parts (part1,part2). My original file size is: 1068303782 bytes. ...
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Using Wget to download website from Internet Archive

I am trying to download a website from the Internet Archive using Wget. The command I am trying is: wget -e robots=off --mirror --domains=staticweb.archive.org,web.archive.org -k ...
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Saving a .msg from Outlook that contains inline images for offline viewing

I'm trying to create an offline archive of my emails for future reference. I chose Outlook's .msg format because 1) It's a popular format that won't die anytime soon 2) It's a single, self contained ...
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Incrementally compress large single file

I have one file around 10 gb. It is changing a bit over time. I need to take snapshots of this file and compress them. Currently I use 7z and each archive is around 700 mb. Are there any other ...
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Extract and delete all zip and rar files in subfolders + rename if files in archive have same name

i have few thousands rar and zip files in folders and subfolders. I want to extract them, and if there are the same filenames, for example: dir1 -subdir1 archive.zip ...
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Archive directory system with compression for subdirectories - dar?

I have a large (~100GB uncompressed) collection of files that I want to store in < 2GB chunks for backup on a Windows Server based storage system. I'm running Ubuntu on my workstation. The data ...
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zip: Unexpected end of archive

When I try to extract my 1.15GB downloaded .zip file am getting following error: ! D:\N750XXUCNG6_N750ODDCNG5_INU.zip: Unexpected end of archive I have tried this ...
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How to open multiple .bin files

I have downloaded a series of .bin files, which supposed to be a collection of retro music videos: But I have no idea how to extract or open them. I've tried some suggestions that google gave me, ...
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Have a self extract archive extract to specific folder

How can I create a self extracting archive that will extract the contents into a specific folder? Any program or method is acceptable on windows.
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How do I get Auto Archive for Outlook 2010 to work on all folders?

In my outlook 2010, i have setup auto-archiving for one folder and then selected to apply the settings to all folders. The auto-archive is set to run every 3 days. The auto-archive does run however, ...
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Batch Script to ZIP Together Files With Same Names

I have 314 vector images I'm looking to submit to the various stock image sites I'm a contributor to, but a number of these require that the vectors be bundled into a ZIP folder with a JPEG preview ...
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Possible to make a switchless install from a password protected archive?

I am using 7-zip to make a switchless install (method for doing so here and here). I would like to use a password protected archive to make said install to help prevent the average user from simply ...
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How to restore the file access time after extracting from archive

Is it possible under Linux to restore the file access time to that of the original file after extracting files from an archive created with tar on NTFS file system? tar does not restore the access ...
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what sort of file has extension “.archive-bin” and what can I do with it?

I've downloaded a file ending with .archive-bin Can anyone please tell me what I can do with it? Is it a binary file? or is it a compressed/zip sort of file?
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Can I tell if crashplan has backed up a particular file in a particular state?

I would like to be able to tell, programmatically, if CrashPlan has backed-up a particular file, including the current updates to that file. I.e., that the current contents of a file are backed up. ...
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Splitting tar archives and uploading them one at a time

I want to backup my systems to split tar archives with a script uploading them one by one. It has to create the split archive and then run a script. The script uploads the part and deletes it. This is ...
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Want to Remove Archives from Thunder Bird

I have a problem with Thunder Bird.... I want to remove Archives folder from Folders. All the sent mails are getting archived and getting transferred to archive folder automatically. I am facing lot ...
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Why are there no zip-file (or any archive) conventions? [closed]

Let me put it bluntly. Should people who do not put all archived files inside one folder be deprived of the privilege to reproduce? Bad: archive: filey filez fooFolder ...
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Archiving Emails from Outlook Express in Vista

I've used Outlook Express for years and I believed I used it in my last desktop which used Windows XP. but, I've been using a Windows Vista laptop since about 2009 to which I somehow migrated all my ...
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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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How can I execute WinRAR serially against each archive in a folder?

I have about 100 large RAR files in the same folder, and I'm trying to delete a particular filespec from within each archive. I'm using PowerShell 2.0 on Windows Storage Server 2008 R2. I'm by no ...
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Command line - Some questions

I've created a batch file for zipping selected items in a folder. (The file is placed in 'Send to'). If I use the following code: for %%* in (.) do set CurrentFolder=%%~n* "C:\Program ...
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How can I open a relocated ARCHIVE.NSF file in Lotus Notes?

Our company makes us archive our emails on a network drive. My archive.nsf file (NOT my regular mail.nsf file) has exceeded the quota limit for our network drive. I need to reduce the size of my ...
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Which archive file formats provide recovery protection against file corruption?

I use my external HDD to back up my files, by putting them into large archive files. I have thousands of tiny files, and put them into archives of 500MB to 4.2GB in size, before sending them to the ...
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Compressing many similar big files

I have hundreds of similar big files (30 megabyte each) which I want to compress. Every pair of files have 99% of same data (less then 1% difference), so I expect to have not more than 40-50 megabyte ...
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Error when trying to extract files from a zip file

When I try to extract files and opening the zip itself I get this error: ! C:\Users\Loko\Downloads\Textbook_1.zip: Unexpected end of archive Some people say redownloading is the only fix but it ...
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Quickly Maintain Database of sha256sums? [closed]

I have many different disks (primarily harddisks) storing various files. I want to know that they are all backed up in some form. Given that I have terabytes of files somehow (backups of backups ...