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 do I use tar -C on Snow Leopard when creating an archive?

The man page states -C directory In c and r mode, this changes the directory before adding the following files. However, tar does not change to the directory I specify, but instead reports ...
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What is the video format to use for archiving videos for long term storage? [closed]

I want to store some videos for long term. But I'm not sure what is the most compatible video format. I don't want to wake up one day in the future when computers use some totally different ...
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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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Files inside archives can't be opened inside 7zip

I open the archive inside 7zip, then double-click a file inside the archive to open it with the associated application, and I get "File not found" errors in the app (for example opening a image in ...
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Compressed disk image on Linux

I just got my new computer with a much bigger harddisk. I think I copied all important files over but just to be sure, I'd like to keep a disk image of my old disk. To save space, I'd like to compress ...
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What would be the down side(s) to backup archival via SD cards?

While doing some photography reading, i came across some support for archiving photos, videos on SD Cards. The process looked like: Fill up SD Card with DSLR Share/publish any choice items via the ...
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How do I create separate zip files for each selected file/directory in 7zip?

This is the internal zip packer from Total Commander: However I want to use my 7zip packer. When I select 5 files, I get 5 separate .zip archives for each selected file. How do I do that in 7zip?
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How do you organize a large collection of CDs/DVDs?

I have been using a program called myOrganizer, which is quite dated. Although it is freeware, I think it is a quite out of date program. It does not support tagging, synchronizing, and has very ...
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How to open a EAR/WAR file in windows 7

I have a few EAR/WAR files which are Java archives and I would like Windows 7 to open these files the way it opens a file with extension zip. So I open this war file and in the list of softwares ...
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How to print dir tree of a 7zip archive?

Before extract archive.7z, I always check what in side: $ 7z l archive.7z ...SKIP... 2010-01-01 00:00:00 ..... 25856 7367 jsloader/resource/gre/modules/source-editor-textarea.jsm ...
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Is there any kind of archive for zone files?

In the same way that the Wayback Machine has vast amounts of data of what websites used to look like at arbitrary timepoints, is there any analogous service that keeps track of zonefile changes? ...
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Does the RAR compression algorithm compress better than the ZIP compression algorithm?

I took 3 test files and ZIPped them. With the 3 test files again I RARred them. Each .RAR archive is smaller than the corresponding .ZIP archive. Does the RAR compression algorithm give a better ...
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.sitx File — 7zip can't open it, what can?

I have a sitx archive. I think this is some MAC thing, but I need to open it in Windows. 7Zip doesn't recognize it. What should I use?
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Which file format for saving e-mails as single files, platform-independant and searchable?

I want to store e-mails as single files directly in the file system (in directories together with the other files which belong to the same "project"). What I need: the e-mail-files have to be ...
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Linux: Specifying top level-directory when creating zip archive

I have project with the usual directory structure (src/, bin/, ...), i.e project-name/ |-- bin |-- lib |-- src `-- Makefile And would like to create an archive with the following directory ...
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Specify root dir inside tarball

Is there a way to execute tar cjvf foo.tar.bz2 project-root Such that when the tarball is extracted, it doesn't extract to project-root, but instead extracts to something else? i.e. tar xjvf ...
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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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What software can I use to scrape (download) a MediaWiki wiki?

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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How do I find out which RAR file is corrupt?

I have a RAR I downloaded made up of multiple files. When trying to extract it, it tells me the data is incomplete, something bad with one of the files. Considering I had to download multiple large ...
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Determine which files take up the most space in zip file

I have a zip file with many directories and files inside of it. I'd like to determine which files are taking up the most compressed space in the archive. Anyone know of a handy mechanism to do this? ...
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Tesing archive with 7-zip

I recently had an issue with corrupted archive files and read about 7-zip being able to test archive files. Would this be useful for trying to fix or remove corrupted archive files for me? If so, how ...
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How to add a root folder to files archived with 7zip

I want to create a distribution archive of my code that includes a subset of directories and excludes all the subversion files. I would like the files to be added to the archive with a root 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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Archive format allowing efficient extraction of specific files.

Is there a file format that handles the following use case... I'd like to create a tar file (or whatever - I'm just using tar here b/c it's a well known file format for containing multiple files) ...
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Use all CPUs when creating archives on Linux

Today I wanted to create a backup from a folder on a server with 16 CPUs. I started looking for an option that can utilize my hardware to archive a folder better than how tar does it. Something with ...
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rename files in rar file without extract it

I want to rename or delete files or folders in a .rar file? How can I do this?
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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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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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How can I reliably archive the content of UDF formatted CDs and DVDs

I have been looking into copying the contents of old CDs onto mobile disks in order to save space and preserve the content, since rewritable CDs appear to degrade over time (at least the ones I am ...
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when archiving on DVD, should i make a mirror copy similar to RAID 1?

I would like to archive photos. Hard drive (HD) are unreliable after 3-5 years and are not design for long-term storage. DVDs are much better. From my research i found that TAIYO YUDEN dvd+r is the ...
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Compress a 1GB file into 200_MB?

So I just downloaded MySQL for Windows 64bit which 211.9MB but when I extracted it it is now 1.05GB. How did they do it? They archive wasn't damaged at all nor corrupted. Before (Compressed): ...
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Free command line archivers [closed]

Nowadays, we have a plethora of free arhivers (7-zip, j-zip, winrar <-- okey, that one's not free, ...) But does anyone know of some free command line archivers for popular formats (RAR, ZIP or ...
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How can I remove the password protection from a RAR archive? [duplicate]

I have a directory in which there are lots of password protected .RAR files/archives. The passwords of these individual archives are known. I want to remove the password protection from all of them ...
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Archiving old, outdated hard drives

I have a number of old hard drives. I've decided to throw them out. But before I do that, I'd like to keep the contents of hard drives, intact. I tried to use the ISO file format to archive but the ...
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Where can I find 7z format adoption?

How widespread is this format? What archivers support it? I would like to replace zip files I create with 7z. But I'm afraid some people will have problems opening them. Edit: The main reason I want ...
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How do you archive digital photos and videos?

Considering failure rate of digital media, hard disks/cds/DVDs, what is the best way to archive family photos and videos ? I was thinking of having a couple of hard disks that have the same data. ...
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Is it possible to create a RAR from specific selected files inside another RAR?

So I have one RAR and I want to create another RAR from only the (let's say 10K) files inside that compressed archive without uncompressing it. Hope this makes sense and thank you all in advance!
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How can I automatically remove files after they've been archived?

How do i archive and remove excess files example. cd ~/Desktop && tar -cvf sitepack.tar ./ this will give me ls Riva_Starr_Feat._Noze_I_Was_Drunk_Official_Video_HD_.mp3 ...
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How can I create ZIP64 file and test it?

I need a zip file (ZIP64) for a test case, I put a bigfile of 5GB full of zeros and zipped it, but I don't know if is ZIP64. Should the ZIP file exceed 4Gb to be ZIP64? A 4Gb file for a test case ...
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Storing large amounts of small files into bigger files on Windows

Let's say I have 50 GiB of files that weights around 500 KiB each. My guess is that having, for example, 5 large files of 10 GiB each with the same content archived in them would be better for hard ...
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How do delete *.jpg files from an already existing Archive?

I have at least 40 archive files, 100 MB each, which also includes many .jpg files within. How I can delete the .jpg files from these archives easily? To be more exact, I am looking for a way to ...
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Extract a certain file from an archive with 7-Zip from the command line

If I have an archive, for example, some.zip that contains one or more files, how can I extract only one file (I know the name of the file) with 7-Zip from the command line in Windows?
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How to get 100% identical compressed files, for source files that only differ in creation date?

I want to be able to compress a file losslessly, and if the original file is identical to another user's file, I want both of our compressed files to match, even if the original file dates are ...
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Are password protected files immune or vulnerable to virus?

Are password protected files immune or vulnerable to virus? I constantly password protect my files using winrar. And I noticed that it raises an alarm whenever I will scan it using my antivirus ...
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Unpack large zip file over itself

I want to unpack 20Gb archive, but I don't have another 20-30Gb of HDD free space. Is it possible to unpack this file over itself ? So that zip file will be deleted after unpacking and I will have ...
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What format should I use to archive my home video DVDs?

I have an old video camera that recorded to mini-tapes. I would then burn the tapes to DVDs. I would like to back-up these DVDs to ensure I have copies of them. What format should I use to archive ...
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how to edit a file in a zipped / rar'd archive

I have a large archive with files that I need to edit, but I don't want to extract / zip every time, is there a way to edit the files directly while in the archive? I opened them and when I save it ...
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Find out the size of a .tar.gz archive in the terminal without unpacking

I have a 32GB .tar.gz archive and I'd like to know the size of the files if I unpack this compressed archive. I'd like to avoid unpacking the archive first and than use e.g. du. Is it also possible ...
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Windows zip error: Windows cannot complete the extraction. The destination file could not be created

I have a strange error in Windows 7 when I want to execute/open a file inside ZIP archive. I have two files: File1.dwg File2.dwg The archive is not corrupted ( I checked with 7zip utility ) ...
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Windows 7 - open with option for a file in opened compressed file

I'm not sure if this is possible or not but if it was it would make my life allot easier. What I want to do is get the "open with" option to open and make edits to a file in a .zip file without ...