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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Archiving your mails with Thunderbird

I use Mozilla Thunderbird since years now. I read some articles about how to organize your mailbox most efficiently for freelancers and got an quite good-working approach for me now. I leave ...
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Saving a website permanently [closed]

I am being falsely accused of "item not as described" following an eBay sale and the buyer opened a case against me. eBay's terms with 'buyers protection' force the seller to refund the buyer. I am ...
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Linux - archived view of folders (and files) without actual disk occupation - how?

System: Linux Mint 16 with Xfce. Context: For remote backup I use encfs with the reverse option (http://linux.die.net/man/1/encfs). This gives me an encrypted view of files on disk. I can then ...
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How to access large volume of shared files?

I am part of a group of engineers that works together on simulations; we are having trouble figuring out how to store/access simulation output files. Each simulation study generates ~20GB of output ...
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Win7 use one file as a +rw folder/drive/image?

I've accumulated a bunch of backup files, documents, images etc over the years, and since I rarely use the files I just keep them in a .RAR file. Now I need to add a bunch of files to it, remove ...
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Recover incomplete DAR archive

I have a backup, at least part of it, in an incomplete DAR archive. This means I have the first n of x slices, but not the end which would contain the catalogue. $ dar -l mydararchive Error met ...
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Re-zip archives with the compression level “No Compression”

I am running Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64. I have a folder containing hundreds of ZIP archives (aka Compressed folders). I need the fastest way to convert them (preferably, in-place) to vaild ZIP ...
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List contents of large tar archive quickly

I need to list the contents of a fairly large (gzipped) tar archive (about 37GiB). tar -ztvf archive takes forever. Is there some way to get this listing quickly? Possibly by only listing contents ...
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How can I specify the order files should be compressed in 7zip?

I have a set of files I would like to compress that I know to be repetitive and compressible, but 7zip chooses a non-optimal order to compress the files and fails to take advantage of their ...
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How to unrar the STDIN?

What I have tried: cat archive.rar | unrar x - cat archive.rar | unrar x /dev/stdin cat archive.rar | 7z x - cat archive.rar | 7z x -si cat archive.rar | 7z l -si The unrar doesn't recognise the - ...
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How do I open / extract files from a .b1 archive?

I have downloaded an archive and it has a .b1 extension. How can I open this archive and extract its contents?
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Is there a way to tell if an archive mirror is up to date?

As of late, I've been noticing that the usual mirror I select during installation has been annoyingly slow, so I decided to go ahead and find a new one and test that. I read around on the Internet a ...
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Search .zip files for sizes

I have a directory with many .zip files. I wish to search through them to match an uncompressed file size (I am trying to find which .zip my file originated in, and the name's been changed). IDEALLY, ...
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How to fit a file to a broken archive?

I have a broken RAR archive split in over 40 parts of a file and i also have the file in the archive. my question is if and how do i remake that same archive from the file so it fits as name and size? ...
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Archive entire hard drive [duplicate]

How would you recommend backing up an entire hard drive? Back story: I often help others perform a clean OS installation (usually Windows) or migrate to a new hard drive. I like to begin with a full ...
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How can I archive directories containing hardlinks?

I am supporting a legacy Windows 2000 system that contains a number of hardlinks on a shared ntfs drive. We have run out of space on the shared drive and want to know the best way to archive some of ...
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tar with -T - and prevent creating empty archive

I must use tar with -T - and get backed up file list from stdin. Untoftunately when input list is empty, tar creates empty archive. I want prevention to this. It is possible induce tar to do ...
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Can't extract file with non-ascii name from zip archive

I am using Linux Slackware 14, downloaded a zip archive with a file, containing Russian characters in it's name. Now when I try to unzip it in console, it prints an error and doesn't unzip: bash-4.2$ ...
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How do I get AutoArchive to work in Outlook 2007?

I'm using Outlook 2007. Tools > Options > Other > AutoArchive says "Run AutoArchive every 1 days". The Deleted Items folder properties says "Archive this folder using these settings: Clean out items ...
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is it possible to unzip z01,z02… without .zip?

I have multiple z01,z02, but missing a zip file. Is it still possible to unzip? If not, is there any repair tool that you recommend?
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On OSX, how are zip archives made through Terminal excluding specific files?

On Mac, a lot of excess files are added in a zip archive that can be undesirable on other platforms, mainly .DS_Store files and the main _MACOSX folder. The OSX platform has a zip utility built in, ...
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Why can't you drag/drop files from inside an archive to mounted devices in Windows Explorer?

Why is it when you have an archive open (for example using Winrar) that you can't drag and drop it's contents onto a mounted device in Windows Explorer such as the SD card in cellphones and tablets ...
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Archive function missing from Outlook 2010 cleanup

I'm trying to do a manual archive in Outlook 2010 and internet instructions say to select Cleanup > Cleanup Folder > Archive; however there is no Archive function listed in the Cleanup Folder. ...
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Is there a way to compress files at different compression levels inside a single 7zip file? [duplicate]

Some files are compressed using their own compression scheme and some aren't. If I try Max compression on an already compressed file, I'll get 1%-2% better compression at most. The amount of time ...
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Most faithful, accurate, lowest-level HDD imaging software? [closed]

I'm preparing to do archival imaging of a bunch of IDE/ATA HDDs (disk capacities range from 1 GB to 300 GB). I'll be using a Windows 8 machine to create the images, and afterward there must be some ...
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Is it possible to strip the extension before archiving?

I'm not sure about this, but is it possible to save files in an archive under a different name? I'm trying to do this as I'm currently using 7-zip as part of a batch file script to process a bunch of ...
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What's the main difference between encrypting programs and creating encrypted archives?

For example which encryption is stronger? a truecrypt volume or an encrypted 7zip archive (using the same passwords)
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How to create a locked (read-only) 7zip archive?

You can create a "locked" RAR archive using WinRar such that the files can't be modified or deleted, and they become readonly without using a password. Is it also possible with 7z format? It is ...
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fastest archives extraction on the same HDD

is there a tool to extract big compressed archives using a big memory buffer and alternating read and writes? (something like FastCopy, but for archives) For smaller archives using a ramdisk is ...
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Unarchive file while reducing size of archive?

The dilemma: I have a 10GB archive and a 20GB harddrive. When I go to unzip / unarchive the file the harddrive fills up and the process fails. Question: On ubuntu server 12.04 / linux is there a way ...
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Outlook not showing archived mailbox items

I'm trying to us the Archive Database feature in Exchange 2010, but the messages that are being archived are not available in Outlook or OWA. Outlook is being run on a Terminal Server, so Cached Mode ...
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7-zip - how to use command line to include/exclude large list of files

I'm (trying) to develop a program to operate the 7-zip console program (7z.exe) via ShellExecute() and passing it a computer-generated list of files. Now what I want to do is this : I want to pass ...
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What other archive formats save Date Created and Date Accessed?

7-Zip on Windows will save the Date Created and Date Accessed when compressing a .zip file, however it does not do this for its (referring to 7-Zip) native .7z format. Any Unix-based formats are ...
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Browse and use archive like any regular folder

I like to store data in archives like rar, specially with 10% recovery. This tends to also reduce hard drive clutter due to a large number of files having to be searched, say, during chkdsk. One of ...
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Lurker mail archiver: how to make it prefer the HTML atached body to the plaintext?

I'm using Lurker for archiving a mailing list. Lurker is nice because it can deal with MIME, HTML and attachments, and render these things in the archive. Here is the irony though: when Lurker is ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2010 - moving emails with specific number in subject to a specific folder with the corresponding number

I get a lot of emails in shared inbox containing number in their subject (like 9921635). These emails then I need to archive to subfolders which are part of the shared inbox that is also containing ...
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Batch repacking zip archives into 7z

I have many zip archive files that I would like to re-pack into 7z archive format, as that would save me a lot of space. How do I batch-repack those files on a Windows 7 computer? I tried doing this ...
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How to batch extract from archive using tar to directories

I m trying to extract files contained within a directory in a tar.gz file. The extract I m using is tar zxvf foo.tar.gz. It extracts the files from the archive but removes them from the directory they ...
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How can files in virtual disks be deleted without a complete rewrite of the rest of the virtual disk?

I would think that for a file to be deleted from a virtual disk file, all the data that exists after the deleted file would have to be re-written to the file. this seams to be true for archives like ...
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How to find the Password of RAR Archived Files?

Is it possible to find password of files inside RAR archive, that I have uncompressed files outside that archive and the files are exactly the same as in the archive? Summary: How to find the Password ...
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Best approach to archive a website periodically

I am working on an approach to archive our website (dynamically generated) periodically (say every month) and keep it versionned so that I can go back and pull a page at a certain period. My initial ...
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Cross-platform owernship of files in a .zip folder

I have a PHP app that creates a .zip folder out of files that are restricted to specific groups using ACL, then submits it to the user to download. Specifically, everyone is allowed to read them, but ...
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How to add durability to an archive?

I have a collection of home videos I want to archive on Amazon Glacier. Since Glacier has a 4 Gb file limit, I need to split some of my 4Gb+ files in to smaller chunks. I figured I should add some ...
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How can I get RAR to create a segmented archive (volumes) when compressing from stdin?

I have this ZFS box where I'm creating incremental snapshots, then piping them into RAR (4.2) for compression and encryption, and finally backing those files up remotely. Thing is, RAR seems to ...
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Tar - Remove Common Prefix When Creating Archive

I am attempting to tar up the contents of a root file system, located at $rootfs. The problem is, when I try to tar -c $rootfs > $dest, the directories between my current directory and the actual ...
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Extract files from a web archive (.warc)

I have a number of web sites I am archiving in order to retain many of the linked files there, specifically a number of PDFs. I haven't had a problem using the Heritrix crawler to collect the sites. ...
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How to extract from a .GFS file

My colleacue has left me some files for a project I am working on before he left the company, but some of the files have been merges into a .gfs file. Does anybody know of an application either for ...
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Photo Archieve Tools to manage keywords [closed]

I need photo archieve tools to write , manage keywords. I use acdsee software but its slow. I need something with better UI , smarter tools , running faster. Preferable PC software but im open to mac ...
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Listing files, including archive contents

Is there some method to find, from the shell, all files matching a file pattern including those inside archives (specifically: zip archives)? The simulation package "VASP" produces files called ...
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How to take backup of Previous Versions in Win 7?

Windows 7 keeps an archive of the Previous Versions of files using its Volume Shadow-Copy Service (VSS). How can I take a backup or image of the Previous Versions archive for a specific folder?