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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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? Edit: I think I ...
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Opening a SITX file on Windows 10

This question bears some similarity to .sitx File --- 7zip can't open it, what can? - however, that was answered six years ago and I don't know if the response is still accurate in 2016. SITX is ...
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7zip is creating solid .zip files. Cannot add/remove/overwrite to .zip files ad-hoc

I'm using 7zip as an archive creation tool. .7z files may be created as solid or nonsolid files. .zip files are supposed to be inherently nonsolid. I have ~5GB of hierarchal folder/file structure ...
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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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How to read an dar archive via LTO-6 tape

The /data folder was saved on tape with dar -R /data/ -c - | mbuffer -R 110M -P 90 -m 1G | dd of=/dev/nst0 bs=256k How can I test, list and extract it? I tried the following to test the archive ...
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How do I most effectively use extra bluray disk when using par2 for error tolerance

I recently asked a question about archiving data on Bluray disks and got this helpful answer. To summarize that question along with the details that trigger this question: I have a 162GB tar file ...
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RAR/ZIP multiple files separately in separate folders

I have 300 winword files sitting in 300 folders. I want to password protect these files with a single password in one go. My understanding is that the easiest way to accomplish this would be to put ...
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Fixing a corrupted RAR-file

I have a password protected RAR-file that I created using WinRAR. I wanted to add another file to it, however the way I did it ended up seemingly corrupting the file. Now if I open it and type in my ...
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How to open protected .eslock file on Windows 7?

How to open .eslock file on WIndows 7 that has inside zip archive given we know the ES lock encryption password?
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Archive a Lot of Files

I often want to archive a lot of files but haven't found a good way of doing so. There are files I packed as tar balls, some I packed as tar.gz (when compression is needed which it usually isn't for ...
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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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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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how to handle/archive/access huge amount of small files

rI took over responsibility for a piece of Software that preprocesses data into a deep directory structure of millions of small (48k) files with a geohash like structure. Moving and copying this files ...
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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 can I archive files to blueray with redundancy?

Reading recently about facebook's usage/desire to use blu-ray disks for long term cold-storage, I wonder if this might be an additional mechanism to backup my photos and videos. The part that worries ...
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How can I download an archive website from archive.org [closed]

I have a website that was hacked. I want to get back the content of my website. I found an old version of my website in archive.org. My website is huge, so it will take me long time to download it. ...
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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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Archive (.tar.gz) Corruption

I've got a .tar.gz archive that has definitely suffered some kind of corruption. The data inside the archive is obviously very precious to me and I'd really like to get my hands on as much as ...
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Can 7zip remove empty directories after extracting an archive?

I have a 7zip archive that has several files/folders that I want to extract to a specific place. I've simplified the example to make it minimal, complete, and verifiable. -I don't want to maintain ...
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Re-Archiving emails by year instead of month?

I did archive some emails, separating them by Month. Now, I realize that I would like to archive by year (or 6 months). How do I take them out of each monthly archive folder, and then have them in ...
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Indexed and seekable tar files

When backing up large amounts of files, I've been taring them so that I only need to move one file around. But listing the content of tar files and extracting specific files out of them is really ...
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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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What is the best way to archive (spider) a site that is going to be removed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I download an entire website Three different blogs that I read have recently announced that they are going to be discontinued and removed from the web. Although ...
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Dynamic network and system resource usage archiving

I am attempting to find a solution to the problem of file archiving from one network resource to another without affecting other users/processes that are trying to utilize those network resources but ...
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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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List zip file's contents using 7zip command line with non-verbose machine-friendly output

Is there a way, in windows, to use 7z.exe's list command such that the copyright heading, file information, and column headers are skipped and you're left with just a terse machine-readable list of ...
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Windows zip error: Windows cannot complete the extraction. The destination file could not be created

I have a strange error in Windows 7 when I want to execute/open a file inside ZIP archive. I have two files: File1.dwg File2.dwg The archive is not corrupted ( I checked with 7zip utility ) ...
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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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Offline client for Exchange Online archives

Exchange Online Archiving/In-place Archiving is a useful service and it keeps my mailbox compatible with the storage restrictions of a 32bit Outlook client (I cannot switch to a 64bit client due to ...
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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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Unzip a multi-file zip archive in freebsd

I created a multi-file zip archive of some files using 7zip on Windows to allow more easy uploading to my server. I now want to unzip this archive on the server, but I get this error: [user@host ...
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Suppress extraction of __MACOSX directory when unzipping

ZIP archives produced on Mac OS X systems usually include a __MACOSX directory which is useless, annoying, and unwanted on pretty much every other OS. For unpacking ZIP archives I use Info-ZIP, which ...
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Unzip multipart files created from Mac in Windows

This is how I created a multipart archive from Mac; zip -r -s 1g archive.zip long\ folder\ name/ This creates files like archive.zip, archive.z01 and so on. Now I am trying to unzip this archive in ...
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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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How can it be that a ZIP file contains multiple files with the same name in the same subdirectory?

I had been extracting Free Pascal source code into an empty directory using Midnight Commander (under Mac OS X, which does distinguish between lowercase and uppercase AFAIK) and have been asked if I ...
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is it possible to unzip z01,z02… without .zip?

I have multiple z01,z02, but missing a zip file. Is it still possible to unzip? If not, is there any repair tool that you recommend?
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How do I recover a ZIP file in WinRAR that's inside of another RAR file?

I tried to use WinRAR to extract an archive, but I couldn't extract all of it because of 1 thing: a file inside the archive was corrupt. I tried using Alt+R, but it tried to do it to the entire ...
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detailed listing and description of freearc switches

The documentation that comes with freearc seems a little bit sparse and outdated unfortunately, at least when reading posts on http://encode.ru/ And following the trial and error principle is ...
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Settings for a fast pg_restore

I used the tips link, for making faster pg_restore. But I am afraid that after PITR changes(last tip about wal and archive), my replication will not work. Can someone say for sure, if after restore ...
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Archiving exchange 2003 email boxes to prevent EDB file running out of disk space

our company has an old exchange 2003 email server, and the edb and stm files are increasing too fast during the last 2 months, so I decide to do the manual archiving for some users' email boxes, I ...
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Extract file from corrupt archive

I am trying to extract a single large file from a multipart zip archive. The file contained is correctly identified by pretty much any tool used, but I didn't have much luck in extracting it. Any ...
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How to convert emails in mailing list archives into to mbox file?

I plan to mine the mailing list archives of open source software to answer interesting research questions. Gmane ,mail-archive.com , pipermail archives and Markmail seems to be the finest source. ...
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gzip archive with damaged begin

How to recover as much as possible gzip file content when begin of this file is damaged? Is it possible? I tried commands gunzip -c , zcat, openssl zlib -d etc. Unfortunately that commands doesn't ...
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Find duplicate media files and auto organize, on Linux

Is there an application similar to MediaMoney (on Windows), but on Linux (Debian or Ubuntu) that given when a disk-drive or a root directory, can search across it thoroughly, identifying duplicate ...
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Is Amazon Glacier appropriate for archiving Digital Media content? [closed]

Background : A content production team shoots and records content in digital media formats. These can be a mix of raw footages, converted videos and images. These content are stored in a share ...
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Compressing many similar big files

I have hundreds of similar big files (30 megabyte each) which I want to compress. Every pair of files have 99% of same data (less then 1% difference), so I expect to have not more than 40-50 megabyte ...
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Using Winrar's rar.exe with commandline interface to archive sub folders

I was hoping someone might be able to answer this. I've seen similar questions, but none specific to my question. Using rar.exe in a batch file under Windows 8.1 PRO I want to archive a set of sub ...
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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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Archive directory structure without file contents

I would like to create an archive capturing the entire structure of a directory, including subdirectories and files. Preferably preserving file attributes such as modification time. The archive ...
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Where can I download Google's full browsing history?

Google's signed-in devices (can) sync browsing history, as explained here. I tried to use Takeout to download it, but it only seems to offers Search history. Where can I find this data?