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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Seeking a GUI archiver with the ability to exclude files/folders with tickboxes

I've been searching for a GUI tool to create zip, 7-zip or tar archives that will allow me to include and exclude files and folders using a GUI. The dialog during archive creation should look ...
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Looking to report on last file access for our archives

We are looking to generate a report that would let us know when files in our archive were last accessed. We are trying to determine which files can be moved to lower cost and slower storage devices, ...
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Create a tar and splitting it into multiple archives then putting them back together

I am using the following for creating the tgz files: tar zcf - /usr/folder | split -b 30720m - /usr/archive.tgz Now I get three files: archive.tgzaa, archive.tgzab and archive.tgzac So again I ...
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Can I archive in Outlook if it is not running in cached mode?

The client is Outlook 2010. It has almost a 12Gb mailbox. I want to run a series of archives to drastically reduce the size of the mailbox. Can I run the archives if Outlook is not in cached mode?
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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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Does 7zip extract to a temporary file and then rename the temporary to the actual target?

I ask this question because I'd like to be able to unpack an archive that may also contain the very program that is calling 7zip to unpack the archive. Linux/UNIX allows a file to be deleted or ...
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How to create an archive without hierarchy

I know there are a lot of questions that seems identical, but I haven't found so far my answer. So let's figure I'm in the current working directory : /test/ I would like to add to an archive ...
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Freeware (preferably open-source) tool for creating multi-file spanning archives as a self merging SFX

I have a large file I want to transfer using either Internet storage hosting, DVD-Rs or USB storage, which sometimes is limited to FAT file-systems (for example: mobile phones) What I'm basically ...
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How do I enable multi-threaded LZMA2 using 7-zip 9.20 on the command line?

How do I enable multi-threaded LZMA2 using 7-zip 9.20 on the command line? I know this is normally done with the -t option like so: "-tzip" . How do I do this with LZMA2? I tried -tlzma and ...
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File extraction errors

I have a gigabyte 970 motherboard. A 64 gb SSD, a 1tb HDD and an AMD fx6200 CPU. Graphics AMD Radeon hd 6870. 8 gb ram. Nothing is overclocked, everything is stock. So I downloaded a few large ...
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Can Double Zipping Cause Problems?

I have a directory that I have been storing a ton of files in. Among the 10ish types of files there are also .ZIPs of other directories. In my personal experience I vaguely remember issues when ...
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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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LogRotate use regex for filename

I have a custom logging class that creates a log for each instance of the process and adds a unique id to the log file name, example: process.1234.log process.1235.log Also I can add a date/time ...
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How to backup a specific folder, with subfolders, in Outlook 2011 Mac?

I can drag-n-drop a folder in Outlook 2011 for Mac to my desktop and it automatically stores it as a .mbox file which I can import later. It does not work for folders that have subfolders. Only ...
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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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Programmatically backing up SMS on Android

I want to archive my SMS and MMS messages on my Android phone. I found a few applications that can do this and save the results to an SD card or email. That's nice, but not powerful enough for me. I ...
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Modifying the path inside an archive for extraction

I would like to change the path of extraction of a .tar.gz archive. The files are supposed to extract as ./1/2/3/4/files, ./1/2/3files and so on. The .1/2 part of those is common to all the files. ...
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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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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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IPhoto without using the “photo library”?

I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to use iPhoto without having all the photos and movies lumped into one giant archive file but rather store them as individual files in subfolders (similar to ...
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Command /usr/sbin/chown failed with exit code 1 Error when archiving

I'm trying to archive a project to submit it to the iOS App Store, but keep getting this problem. I have already set yes to the skip install option, re-installed Xcode, rebooted and re-copied my ...
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Any tool (paid/free) to add folders to CAB archive?

Do any of you know CabPack? A tool from 99 that allows to add folders to a CAB archive. Are there any alternatives to this software? Cabpack doesn't have command line options. I tried ...
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What medium should be used for long term, high volume, data storage (archival)?

This question was inspired by How to store and preserve lots of data? There have been another similar questions, but none with this type of criteria. This is two questions in one. How do you store ...
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ISO Archive vs Cd Image

Is getting an image of a disc (eg with brasero) the same thing as going into the cd, selecting everything and putting it into a .iso archive (eg with 7zip or ubuntu's archive manager)?
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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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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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How to add files to specified folder in archive with 7zip command line

I have folders and files on my disk C:\builds\main.exe D:\components\a\testa.exe D:\components\b\testb.exe D:\components\c\testc.exe D:\dependencies\abc.dll Can I create an archive with 7z command ...
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Ignoring path while archiving with TAR

I have a file that contain list of files I want to archive with tar. Let's call it mylist.txt It contains: /path1/path2/file1.txt /path1/path2/file3.txt ... /path1/path2/file10.txt What I want to ...
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Archiving files from previous/old computers

I'm not sure that the title is very explicit, so I'll try to explain briefly my problem is/what I'm trying to achieve: Like most of you, I guess, I have had several computers in the course of my ...
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Does software (similar to DVDisaster) exist which can create images and parity at the same time?

DVDisaster is an awesome tool for archiving things reliably, as it creates ECC in case of physical damage to the media. However, when using it for backup purposes it can be a bit awkward -- one must ...
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How to UnTar Wordpress contents to my document root without “wordpress” folder?

The contents of a Wordpress Tarball are all contained within a single directory called "wordpress". I would like to upload the archive to my server (CentOS) and UnTar all the files directly to the ...
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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 does it mean for WinRAR to “check for SFX archives”?

I understand what are SFX archives, but what does WinRAR installer means when it asks "where to check for SFX archives" : ==Windows Vista Home Premium sp2
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Is there any advantage to using ISO vs Folders for CD rips?

I've used ISOs when ripping my CDs just to keep the integrity of the CD, but the only problem is that if I ever needed to edit a file inside, I would wind up unpacking the WHOLE iso, ...
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Utility that can add files to a volumed archive?

Is there a utility/archive format that works on windows, that can add files to an already existing archive that is split into volumes (like file.rar.001, file.rar.002)? And if the size of these new ...
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TAR vs CPIO, what is the difference?

I am curious and did a bit of reading but still have questions. What makes CPIO different than TAR? I was told in another question that tar is for pulling together many files into 1 archive which ...
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pax change directory similar to tar

tar has -C, --directory DIR: change to directory DIR. Does pax have something similar? This can be useful for backing up directory structures/hierarchies in a relative fashion, such as ./sysconfig, ...
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How can I archive web pages linked to in my Delicious bookmarks?

I'm looking for ways to quickly backup the web pages I have collected in my Delicious Bookmarks, to guard against linkrot, etc. The most efficient method I've come up with so far would be to export my ...
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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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git archiving old folders

i have a big git repo with some old folders in there. i dont need them in my master branch and they are a little bit annoying there but i dont want to loose the data, so archiving would be great. now ...
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How can I unarchive .IAB files?

I'm attempting to recover data for someone and was given a backup hard drive filled with .IAB files. I've searched Google and have tried tar and gunzip on OS X 10.6 but with no success. How can I ...
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How to search the content of archives (7z)?

I am looking for a way to search the content of files inside of 7z archive without having to unpack the archive. I have many 7z archives with code inside them and I'd like to search them. Is there a ...
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Any online long term Archival Soultions? [closed]

I am looking for a long term archival solution on the cloud, what I need is to archive some files that I don't need to access often but also don't want to keep around on local disks. These are files ...
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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 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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Recommend archiver software on OSX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s a good way to extract .rar files on the Mac? Please recommend a nice software which will work on Lion. Default one is extracting immediately after I double click ...
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How to make Lion’s Mail.app work with Gmail archive feature [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stop Mail.app in Lion creating an Archive folder for archiving in Gmail? I recently upgraded to Lion. Until then I was using Sparrow for my mailing needs. I’d ...
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Mac application or method to arrange folders on archive DVDs with “best fit”

I'm archiving my home movies and have lots of folders (i.e. events) with between several hundred MB and a few GB of video files in each. Is there an application or method to arrange these folders ...
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How do I create seperate 7z files from each selected directory with 7zip command line?

FOR %i IN (*.*) DO 7z.exe a "%~ni.7z" "%i" Does the job for each selected file. However I've got tons of directories (with files inside them obviously) I need to pack. Say I have d:\dir1, d:\dir2, ...
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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 ...