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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Tar xvzf question

Hi I use FC12 command : tar xvfz GeoIP.dat.gz I get the errors tar: This does not look like a tar archive tar: Skipping to next header tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors Whats the ...
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Why do zip files get corrupted on USB Drives?

Why do older USB drives corrupt zip files? The file size appears the same, but the CRC check fails.
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How do File Joiner, File Binders work

http://www.file-joiner.com/ This software seems to good (and nasty) to be true. I'm aware of other options of hiding files like NTFS streams but to join multiple files and have them all execute at ...
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How do I open a CAB file on Mac OS?

How do I open a CAB file on Mac OS X?
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Find a list of files from text file in subdirectories and put into tarball?

I have a list of files I need to tar. Typically, I would use tar -cvf allfiles.tar -T mylist.txt But I discovered that the files I need are scattered into subdirectories and my list only has the ...
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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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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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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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How to put several files in one archive?

I have 10 files which I need to send per e-mail. It is inconvenient for me all 10 files and it will be inconvenient for the receiver to download all 10 files (it can be annoying to do the same ...
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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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Unpacking .z01 .z02 .z03 without .zip on LINUX

I have received several archives and they all have extensions of .z01 .z02 .z03 etc. There is no .zip file and no .z00 file. If I transfer these files to my Mac and run them through un-stuffit, it ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Cannot delete bookmark to missing database in Lotus Notes 6.5

I was consolidating archives in Lotus Notes 6.5 and the shortcuts to my old archive files cannot be deleted now. The archive database still has the same name and is in the same location as before, ...
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When I'm compressing GBs of data with 10k plus of files and directories, how do I know there's no corruption?

To limit the focus of the question, I'm going to say using Linux as the OS, and tar as the compression format. Clearly run-time is important, but knowing the archive is valid is more important. If ...
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Concerns with compressing sensitive data in OSX

I have some really sensitive data that I am trying to compress and back up so I can reformat. It's absolutely imperative that nothing happens to these files. I'm a developer so I have very little ...
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linux universal archive handling utility

Is there any linux command-line utility that can handle both Windows and Linux archive formats ? I'm writing a script that needs to be able to extract info ( listing files/folders inside is crucial ) ...
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Archiving with Apple Mail and Gmail

What is the best way of archiving my messages in Apple mail so that it will be archived in Gmail as well?
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Backup similar to Winrar+Archive bit

I've been using WinRAR with the setting to archive only files with the NTFS Archive bit set and clear the bit afterwards. This lets me do incremental backups, and I can still access the individual ...
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Expand rars like other archives (zip, bzip, gzip, &c) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s a good way to extract .rar files on the Mac? What (free) program will allow me to double click on a rar and have it just expand everything into a folder, the way ...
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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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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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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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Batch script for archiving

I need to set up an archiving task on Windows 7 using Windows command line and WinRAR (or some other similar program). I want to create a script that does this, but I have no prior experience. I want ...
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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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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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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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What archive format to exchange data from Linux to a Mac?

I need to give a friend who has a Mac a bunch of files. Compression doesn't matter, only ease of use. What archive format do you recommend such that no 3rd party tools are needed for extraction? Zip?
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Is there an archive tool (that runs on Windows) that I can set the “execute attribute” in an archive file or zip file?

I have a small set of files I develop on Windows but need to extract and run on Linux. One of those files is a script, StartApp.sh. I'm packaging the files as a zip archive, passing it to my admin, ...
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Extracting only files that match specific number from many compressed files

I have over 500 rar files with lots of compressed ppt files in one directory. I would like to search each archive if archive has file prj_09hr23 in name and ppt extension. What program should I use to ...
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Capture documents in bitonal, or grayscale then downsample

I'm about to embark on a document archival process. I'm going to spend a lot of good money to archive some paper (actually microfiche) to TIFF images. I have a choice of 300-dpi bitonal (2-bit, ...
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Creating a compressed archive with “tar” over the network

I want to copy a local disk image to another computer in the local network. It is a large directory (around 15 GB) and to speed it up I use this little trick: cd /Volumes/myserver tar -cvzf ...
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Installing a .Cab file in Vista Home

Im having a bit of a problem installing a .CAB. Does anyone here know how to?
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Browsing an e-mail archive offline

I've got huge amounts of old e-mails which begin to clutter my IMAP mailbox. I can easily download them all from my account and store them as .mbox files locally, but the question is: How can I browse ...
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Extracting files into separate folders

I have few zip files that has at least 10000 files each. I would like to extract files into separate folders by year and month. How can I do that. I have Windows XP Pro.
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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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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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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 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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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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Compressing multiple files into multiple archives?

I have a folder full of pdfs and I'm tired of Winraring each file separately. I don't want to put them all in one archive. Isn't there a command line I can use to make Winrar compress a file with ...
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How do I add files from a directory to a .zip-File using the 7zip command line?

I am using the 7zip command line to zip-up files. How can I add all files and subdirectorys from a folder to a zip file (.jar archive file)? I used: 7zip.exe a -t7z file.zip C:\folder Thank you.
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Archive software for big files and fast index

I'm currently using tar for archiving some files. Problem is: archives are pretty big, contains many data and tar is very slow when listing and extracting. I often need to extract single files or ...
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Solution for archiving and rapidly searching/browsing large numbers of photos on a NAS? [closed]

I'm an amateur photographer, and have over the course of several years managed to accumulate somewhere in the neighborhood of a terabyte of photographs. I've got a little personal linux server ...
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Extracting Installer Data

I have a game. It has these files Setup-1.bin Setup-2.bin Setup-3.bin Setup-4.bin Setup.exe When I install, it extracts it in C:. Now the game is quite bigger, free space on C: seems ...
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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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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 ...