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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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 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 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 ...
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How to archive a large amount of video files?

I have a video recording system that writes '.raw' video files to disk. I have a 6TB span of hard drives that it writes to. This allows just over 2 months of recordings before old ones are deleted. ...
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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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Backup solution: hash/checksumming and/or error correction

I'm trying to keep my data well protected with backups, using multiple hard drives (basically swapping the backup disk out every week). For checking validity, I was originally planning on md5summing ...
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How can I evaluate the best choice of archive format for compressing files?

In general, I've observed the following: Linux-y files or tools use bzip2 or gzip for distributing archives Windows-y files or tools use ZIP for distributing archives Many people use 7-Zip for ...
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Creating an OS X PKG file on Linux?

I have Debian / Ubuntu / Xubuntu. I'm trying to distribute and run a Python file with the least number of clicks for the end user. How do I create a PKG file for Mac OS X on Linux?
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Archive format & tool for large amounts of data (50gb+)

I only realised this afternoon that the ZIP format has a limit of what appears to be around 20gb. I am trying to automate an archive process (using Automate) to zip/rar/whatever a collection of ...
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How to omit the “.” directory when creating a tar from directory?

To create a backup of entire directory I do: tar -cPzf /home/misha/path/to/tar/tar_name.tar.gz -C /home/misha/path/to/directory/to/backup . In the resulting tar_name.tar.gz beside the files ...
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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 I use autoarchive to decrease primari .pst filesize?

I have a computer which has Windows and Office installed on an 60 GiB SSD. Size of mailbox is around 13 GiB. The .pst file associated with the mailbox is around 31 GiB and I need to somehow make it ...
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Unix/Linux program that can handle all popular compression/archiving formats (e.g.tar, gzip, bzip2, zip)?

I sometimes get confused by the varying command line options I need to run common Unix archiving and compression software (e.g. gzip, bzip2, zip, tar). Is there a program out there that can just Do ...
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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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How can I add and remove files from an ISO image with Delphi? [closed]

Are there any (preferably free) Delphi components or libraries that handle ISO files? In particular, I would like to be able to add files and save to ISO, as well as extract the files from an ISO. I ...
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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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tar-ing / should I use -C / . or just /

tar cvf backup.tar -C / / # or tar cvf backup.tar / produces an archive like etc/ and gives warnings tar: Removing leading `/' from member names tar: Removing leading `/' from hard link ...
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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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Control gzip compression rates while archiving files with tar?

I have a script which periodically backs up a directory using the command "tar -czvf [name] [directory]" but my problem is that the script has recently been putting a lot of stress on the server ...
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How can I updated an encrypted 7zip archive without losing encryption?

I created a 7zip archive with AES encryption. I included the option to encrypt the filenames. When I updated the file however I am no longer prompted for a password to open the file and can view the ...
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What to use for long term data archival?

I like to archive everything. Currently a small box of CDs holds most of my work and downloads from the past 15 years. Unfortunately, some of the CDs are starting to suffer bit rot, resulting in ...
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How to set password on already existing winrar archive and encrypt it also?

Not when creating new archive, but on existing archive. I would also like to know how to do that in other archiver.
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Password-protected file in Mac OSX

How do I store multiple files in an archive (like .zip/.rar) with password-protection on Mac OSX? It has to be a portable file to keep on Dropbox or a USB-key. Also, the password-protection must be ...
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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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OS X compressed files on a Windows machine

I sent myself a compressed folder from my OS X machine to my Windows machine. When I opened it I of course got the __MACOSX folder, but the contents were in an extension-less file of about the right ...
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Linux/Ubuntu: How to make archive when there are too many files (6GB = 3 000 files)?

So, how to make a few archive parts or how to make archive for some part of files (0-100 items, than 1000-200 items etc)?
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Downloading Emails locally with Thunderbird

I am using Gmail (web interface) for sometime now, and have well over 20 labels and some thousand mails there archived to different labels in Gmail. Now I want to have a local copy of all my mails and ...
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Archiving large folders

I'd like to create a (compressed) archive of a folder which contains ~350,000 items totalling ~17 GB. Is .tar.gz a sane format to use, or would .zip, .rar, or .7z work better for handling that much ...
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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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Retention Time for Flash Memory

I am considering using flash memory, in the form of SD cards, as a means of complementing my regular DVD backups. The cards are getting reasonably cheap and have an impressive data density. However, ...
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is Winrar's “store” mode the same as tar?

The question kind of says it all. When archiving files with Winrar you get the option of different compression modes, one of which is "store". I'm under the impression this does no actual compression ...