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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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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How to download a website from the archive.org Wayback Machine?

I want to get all the files for a given website at archive.org. Reasons might include: the original author did not archived his own website and it is now offline, I want to make a public cache from ...
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Install packages on the fly

Apt-get and other package managers download the necessary packages to disk, then install them and discard them. I know it's possible to unpack archives like tar.gz or others directly as they are ...
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7zip Add Operation Not Supported?

When I try to add a new file to a zipped archive, I get the message "Operation not supported." Anyone know how to fix this?
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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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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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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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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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how to find missing files from archives

I need to help a friend archive his old data (around 200GB). I see that a lot of the files are already present in a newer archive he has but the newer archives is properly organized in directories. So ...
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Can't view files from within WinRar (Win7 x64)

I have an issue with WinRar (64 bit version) on Windows 7 (x64) that is similar to the one described in another open question on this website Link to the same issue on this site (unanswered) However, ...
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Is Gzip supposed to honor original filename during decompress?

This question stems from a Crypto++ library question on Stack Overflow: How to add filename to archive if compressing using Gzip class?. Gzip, as specified in RFC 1952 has an optional field for the ...
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7Zip Zipping up directories

I want to use 7 zip to compress and archive folders but I want it to exclude existing .7z files if they exist and not duplicate them with a .7z.7z ext I found this but it duplicates the already zipped ...
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What medium should be used for long term, high volume, data storage (archival)?

This question was inspired by http://superuser.com/questions/374386/how-to-store-and-preserve-lots-of-data. There have been other similar questions, but none with the same criteria. This is two ...
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Prefered dictionary size for archiving images using Winrar?

The new Winrar 5 allow you to have a dictionary size of upto 1GB. Does this have any affect on images? I tried setting the dictionary size of 256MB but the resulting image archive was almost same as ...
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Extract large zip file (50 GB) on Mac OS X

I was trying to move the files to another hard drive. So I archived all my photos in one large ZIP file using the Mac OS X built-in compress function. But the file failed to extract. I've tried ...
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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 automatically move outlook emails to a file folder outside of outlook?

I have Outlook 2013. Is there a rule or automatic way to move emails from outlook inbox or directories to a file folder on my computer or onto a server? I tried archiving but it only creates a pst ...
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Splitting tar archives and uploading them one at a time

I want to backup my systems to split tar archives with a script uploading them one by one. It has to create the split archive and then run a script. The script uploads the part and deletes it. This is ...
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How to unpack rar archive with p7zip under Centos 7

I'd like to make my 7z command to be able to extract RAR archives. I have installed p7zip and p7zip-plugins packages from EPEL repository. However, if I try to extract a rar file like this: 7z x ...
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What’s a good way to extract .rar files on the Mac? [closed]

Anything built-in? (E.g. command line tools.) Any well-regarded software? Update: I like The Unarchiver, but vote up your favourite, or add it as an answer if it isn’t there.
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LZA Compressor Directory

I am trying to use LZA to compress my directories (No sub folders) Whenever I use it however it automatically creates the archive within an additional folder! Example: I am using a folder called ...
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Disable extract from archive

I want to compress a file with encryption; but would also like to prevent extraction/saving of the file from archive. In other words, user can only print the file. This is for added security. ...
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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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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 do I reassemble a zip file that has been emailed in multiple parts?

I received 3 emails each containing part of a zip file. The extensions end in .z00, .z01 and .z02. (Emailed as such to get around the typical 10Mb attachment limit per email.) I have put all 3 files ...
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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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How to open multiple .bin files

I have downloaded a series of .bin files, which supposed to be a collection of retro music videos: But I have no idea how to extract or open them. I've tried some suggestions that google gave me, ...
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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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Solution for archiving software (installers)

I'm looking for a simple solution to preserve and archive binary files. When i buy DRM-free software or games I download the installers. I want to keeps them safe so I can use them even if the shop ...
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What other archive formats save Date Created and Date Accessed?

7-Zip on Windows will save the Date Created and Date Accessed when compressing a .zip file, however it does not do this for its (referring to 7-Zip) native .7z format. Any Unix-based formats are ...
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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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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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Auto Archives to Exchange archives database

I did the setup for the Archive capability in Outlook/Exchange 2013. I want to be able to Auto-Archive to these folders. However, in the Auto-Archive, you can not point to anything other then a local ...
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Target directory structure for tar different than original directory structure

Is there any way to set a different target directory structure than the orignial directory structure the tar archive was created from without creating it by hand? For example, I have many files in a ...
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robocopy /mir not duplicating folder structure

I'm using the following script to archive everything prior to Jaunary 1, 2013: foreach ($i in Get-ChildItem "O:\Projects” -Force -Recurse) { if ($i.LastWriteTime -gt ($(Get-Date).AddDays(-649))) ...
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Best Secure Encryption for Zip Files via Linux

I want to use highly secure encryption for zipped files via Linux/Ubuntu using a command line terminal, what is the best command line tool to get this job done? zip -e -P PASSWORD file1 file2 file3 ...
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Cabinet Maker Is Only Adding The First 7 Files To My Cab?

Trying to create a cab file of 707 files in C:\users\username\desktop\input. I'm running Windows 8 and using Cabinet Maker - Lossless Data Compression Tool (makecab.exe) to create the cab. The problem ...
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Backup Outlook 2007 WITHOUT auto archive [closed]

The company I work for recently came up with a rule "All emails older than 3 months (90 days) will be automatically deleted." Applies to Inbox, Sent Items AND Calendar. This was implemented without ...
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What is the advantage of using a spanned archive?

I regularly have to push ~10 - 50GB Winrar archives up to the network at work. The archive consists of many thousands of files (pdf,msg,xlsx,etc.). IT restores the archive elsewhere for clients to ...
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Splitting a zip archive

I have a zip archive containing a big directory tree with many files. I'm using an application that does something with zip archives. The problem is that the application has a limitation on how many ...
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Can wget with .warc output be stopped and re-continued?

I've issued the following wget command: wget --recursive --no-clobber --page-requisites --html-extension --convert-links --wait=20 http://examplesite.org --warc-file=examplesite.org It's continued ...
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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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Saving a .msg from Outlook that contains inline images for offline viewing

I'm trying to create an offline archive of my emails for future reference. I chose Outlook's .msg format because 1) It's a popular format that won't die anytime soon 2) It's a single, self contained ...
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How to make to identical sized archive parts with rar archiver?

I am trying to compress a file with option -v but I am unable to figure out the byte count to set, yielding two identical sized archive parts (part1,part2). My original file size is: 1068303782 bytes. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Using Wget to download website from Internet Archive

I am trying to download a website from the Internet Archive using Wget. The command I am trying is: wget -e robots=off --mirror --domains=staticweb.archive.org,web.archive.org -k ...