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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Whats a tag based file organizer? [closed]

I'm finishing professional school and over the years have acquired a pile of notes and articles that I'd like to hang onto. I'd like to add to them and create sort of an archive of article and files ...
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7 zip extract recursively

I have several folders, and within each folder, there are zip files. I want to run a command line order to recursively go through every folder and extract in place every archived file that it finds, ...
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Backup of “Leavers” network directory

I want to create a backup of a Leavers network home directory. I've generally done this before by just creating an iso with genisoimage and then burning it. However, it seems that the latest users ...
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Outlook 2007 auto-delete e-mails in a certain category after X duration

I get two kinds of e-mail: Discussion and Notifications. Notifications are auto-generated e-mails for things like code updates, issue tracking updates, and so forth. I have filters set up that give ...
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Best Floppy Drive for reading old floppies

I have a stack of about 30 floppy disks (3.5" type) that have some old childhood memories on them. However, I'm putting them into my random "cheapo" USB floppy drive and every single one is coming ...
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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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Put tar'd files in a subdirectory

I have a directory setup like the following: folder_x file.y file.z I would like to create a tar file so that when it's extracted the structure will look something like this: dir_q/folder_x ...
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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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Command line DVD to ISO ripper

I have an old XBOX with XBMC installed and I want to rip my dvd collection to my home server as ISO files so that I can watch them over the network. My server is headless (no monitor), so I need the ...
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rename/delete a folder from multipart rar file

I've a question: (I sent it in past) I have multipart rar file. Their contents are: file.part01.rar: myfolder (is a folder) data.cab --> file.part02.rar: myfolder (is a folder) ...
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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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Archive command missing in Outlook 2007, no Auto Archive shown

The Archive command is missing in Outlook 2007 from the File and Properties menus, and Auto Archive is not shown in the Options. How can I turn it back on?
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Caveats about compressed DMG?

I was curious about using compressed and modifiable DMGs to store all kinds of data. Eg: I've got a tablatures set for guitar which is like 120mb zipped and contains 60-70k files and 1.3Gb unzipped. ...
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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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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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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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File archiving software

We use KERIO mail server, as a secondary e-mail server. KERIO stores the e-mails in directorys*.eml. For example: User1 mail box stored something like this: 2009\msg\*.eml 2010 Calendar ...
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Gmail Archive versus Thunderbird Archive?

Can anyone explain the difference here? I have my Gmail accounts setup to use Imap but it appears my archive in gmail is not the same as my archive in Thunderbird? Perhaps I am missing something ...
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Single File Archive+Copy+Extract Deployment for PC

I've got some files on a machine that need to be archived, then copied over to another machine. On the other machine I need the files in a folder to be archived and removed, and then have the new ...
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Browsable compressed filesystem archive with full attributes?

Maybe a variation of the whole question would be: Are there any other archiving tools than tar that preserve Linux file permissions and user/group flags? I want to create archives of a directory tree ...
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How to get a specified file extracted from a JAR file using a batch file?

I have a test.jar file on windows and I want to use 7-zip to get a certain file from outside of the archive, such as the "com/app/test/FILE.class" file. I only have access to java, 7-zip, and the ...
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Archiving old mail from IMAP to local disk in batch mode

I have an IMAP account with limited space. I would like to archive "old" mails to local storage, and I want to do it automatically (from cron) on my Linux system. I still want to keep the latest mail ...
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Is there a way to unpack a password protected archive?

There's an archive (.ize, IZArc file) I made a few years ago, with a password. Now I need to open it, but I forgot the password. Is there any way to recover the content?
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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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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 Can I Extract Data in an Unknown Format?

A game I play stores its data in one giant archive. The archive is clearly readable by the game; the game somehow decrypts the archive to load the character models and items and every other aspect of ...
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Is it possible to successfully extract an archive file if the download is not complete

I'm downloading visual studio 2010 professional through MSDN Academic Alliance. And I get the download is finished confirmation even before the progress of the download doesn't reach 100%. I extracted ...
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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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Universal command line unarchiving tool on a Mac

Is there some command line tool which allows extracting files from most known archive types? Something like StuffIt Expander, but without gui.
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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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Compare and take some contacts from Address Book Archive

I've got an Address Book Archive (.abbu) file that I backed up a while ago. For some reason some of my contacts got deleted, and I know they're in this backup. I have also changed and added some ...
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Create multi volume archive on a Mac

I've got a 6 GB file, which needs to be copied to an USB-drive. The drive is 16 GB, but formatted in FAT so windows computers and Macs can read it. Fat limits the file size to 4 GB, so I cannot copy ...
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Creating/extracting RAR files on Mac OS X

I would like to be able to create RAR files easily on Snow Leopard with some sort of GUI utility. I know that RARlabs maintains a Mac version of the RAR command line utility, but I don't want to have ...
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Linux slows to a crawl when unarchiving a big file

I started unarchiving a RAR file that this several gigabytes big. The computer is now going really slow, it's almost frozen. Sometimes I can move the mouse a little, but that's it. The unarchiving ...
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How to schedule specific files archiving ( 7-zip ) on Windows

I have directory with *.wek files. Each day some application adds there about 10 new files. I want to archive only those 10 new files at certain time of the day. I've read about 7-zip mechanism but i ...
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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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How to split a zip file across INDEPENDENT volumes

I have about 12 GB of image tiles made up of about 2 million files. I'd like to zip these up to make transferring them to a server simpler. I just plan on storing the files in the zip files for ...
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Which archivers are capable of preserving timezone?

Recently I noticed that the files ZIPped on one of our servers in Japan being extracted on US server shows the future dates (+13 hours ahead). Experimentally I found that ZIP and RAR formats suffer ...
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Need software to convert RAR to ZIP (“store” mode - no compression) * Extract->re-archive changes date/time attributes

I have tried all of the following applications (download.cnet.com - the free ones), and none of them will convert an RAR archive to a ZIP, without compressing the files ("store" mode). 7-ZIP would be ...
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In place extract tar archive

I have a little dilemma here... I needed to move about 70 GB worth of files from one of my servers to the other, so I decided that tarring them up and sending the archive would be the fastest way. ...
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Is there a freeware program for editing the text stream of PDFs?

PDFs are a great archive format for scanned images, but Acrobat does not allow you to edit the text layer of the document (the part that can copy and paste from) leaving you with just the raw OCR. Are ...
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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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Time Machine (archive) of pre-Leopard systems?

I want to get off an older Mac OS X system permanently. It is an iBook G3, so that has two important characteristics: Power PC, not Intel based. Runs only Tiger, not Leopard. This means, as far ...
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LamedropXPd-like very simple zipper?

A friend of mine needs to zip a bunch of MP3's on her locked-down XP or Vista PC at work. There are two requirements: Since she doesn't have admin rights, the application should either not require ...
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“Unsupported compression method 98” error when unzipping a file. What tools support it, other than WinZip?

I'm getting an error message: "unsupported compression method 98" when unzipping a file somebody sent to me. I've tried both an older version of WinZip, and 7-Zip 4.65. (Update: I've also tried ...
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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 ...