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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Archiving websites like Internet Archive

Most of the data for my research needs are met by our Government websites. Problem is they take down websites or certain pages or break the links. But my research demands the access to information ...
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Are there any built in tools in Windows 8 that can split and join a binary file?

I have a ZIP-file that's 8 GB, and would like to split it in two parts using only the built in tools of Windows 8. Is this possible? How?
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How to compress multiple files with similar names?

So I've got some 20 000 files that I want to compress and group by following logic: compress every file that have identical characters up to ( also include files that have no ( So the files are ...
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Will archiving little-used directories in my Dropbox folder increase the indexing speed?

I have 14336 files in my Dropbox directory. Many of these are in old projects that I don't touch any more, but that I like to keep around in case I need them. I know that Dropbox holds an index on ...
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What 7-zip command line syntax can I use to display errors only when creating a zip?

I do not want all the file names being read to scroll in the command window, but would like only problem files to appear. Better yet, I would like to direct error output to a file. My only alternative ...
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Creating a tar archive from a file list AND removing full path

I'm trying to combine two options for creating a tar archive but they don't work well together. I don't know what's the problem. I use : tar -C /var/www/website html -cvzf html.tgz -T ...
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How to compress serveral, large, high entropy, but very similar files?

I have several big (as in: bigger than any dictionary, 100s of GBs) files. These files are very high entropy and compress very poorly. However these files are (as far as i can tell) almost completely ...
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“recompress” a 7z archive inline

I have a rather large (~500GB) 7-zip archive. I originally made it when I had more space available, and did so at rather fast, low-compression settings. Now things are tight, and I'd like to try and ...
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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 to extract data from a partially corrupt multi-part rar archive?

I downloaded a video that's 11 parts the other day. Today I tried to extract it but it tells me that part04 is corrupt. So I checked "keep broken files", but of course it only gave me the beginning of ...
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Is Tar a suitable archiving solution for numerous backups of data from the same folder?

I’ve recently decided to archive some data using Tar. The data consists of numerous backups of the same folder; meaning that it contains a lot of duplicates. I read that because Tar lacks an index, it ...
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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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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 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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How can I compare my backup catalog in VVV app with existing volumes?

I've installed the Linux version of Virutal Volumes View (VVV app) to catalog my 207 DVD and CD backups. (Well, actually, I've just cataloged about 75 so far). I like VVV's simple solution with CLI ...
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Find other mails of the same thread in Thunderbird

I really love the threaded view in Mozilla Thunderbird. Because of this, I store my sent mails in the inbox, so I can move a whole thread to an archive folder in one drag and drop. Sometimes I get ...
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How can I scan multiple pages into a single PDF?

How could I scan multiple pages into a single PDF on the Mac? This is for document archival (mostly invoices and receipts). Ideally, the results should be somewhat searchable (but manually giving it ...
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Outlook 2013 Auto Archive

If you have enabled Outlook's Auto Archive function, how do know what day that function will be done next? Is there a place within Outlook's settings that would specify the actual date for the next ...
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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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7z: How to exclude symbolic links from extraction?

How to ask 7z to exclude extracting symbolic links ? In following file, bad_file and passwd are symbolic links. Is there a way to ask 7z to not extract them or not create them after extraction ? ...
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Label and archive mails in Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011

In gmail, you can label a message and eventually click the archive button which will move the message and any other emails into the same folder. Any way to do this with Microsoft Outlook?
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Microsoft Outlook 2010 - moving emails with specific number in subject to a specific folder with the corresponding number

I get emails in shared inbox containing a number in the subject (like 9921635). These emails are archived to subfolders, which are part of the shared inbox, that also contain this number. Sometimes ...
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Batch command to archive folders with content using WinRaR

I have lot of folders in the root "C:\Test\Archiv\" (more than 1000). To be more specific, I get one every hour. They are named as following : ay %year% m %month% d %day% h%hour% In each folders are ...
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7zip - Command Line: how to set output path?

I want to compress all HTM files in D:\HTM\ to an archive called comp.7z which is created in D:\HTM\ directory, so I do the following: 7z a -o "D:\HTM" comp.7z "D:\HTM" and get an error, exactly as ...
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7-zip update: skip operation if nothing has changed

I am using 7-zip to backup folders on my disk into 7z archives on a network storage. Each time the backup script runs, it will update the existing archives in 7-zip update mode (compress new files ...
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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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Copy unix mail (received by sendmail) to a linux directory (individually)

Does anyone know a way to copy all new arrived emails (on Fedora Linux), to store in a Linux directory (not in some other mail folder, but on the Linux file system directory)? We use Procmail as a ...
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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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IP address already in use Barracuda archiver 350

I am trying to log in to a barracuda acrhiver 350 but every time I tried to change the IP address of the appliance from the CL , i got the error IP Address already in use No matter what ip ...
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accessing files directly from SFX archive

Similar questions have been asked on this forum, but not identical, so I am sorry if this is a bit redundant. I have made a "portable" application. I used WINRar to create an SFX self-extracting ...
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How to remove all the parts of a split RAR archive file using command line?

I’m generally use a Debian based Linux distribution of some sort; either Debian 7.8 or Linux Mint 17. I have a split RAR file like this: filename.rar filename.r01 filename.r02 filename.r03 etc ... ...
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7zip not allowing file extension in the archive name

7za.exe a C:\temp\file.txt.7z C:\temp\file.txt Error: there is no such archive why is 7zip not allowing file extension in the archive name? I even tried it with simple period in the archive name, ...
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How secure are password-protected zip files?

In modern zip utilities like 7zip, you can specify a password when creating a .ZIP file. But, how secure is this? What encryption algorithm(s) are used to secure password-protected zip files?
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Set maximum size of zip/7z archive

I have multiple files that I would like to pack into archives of no more than 100MB. The only option I could find was to split the archive into volumes, but what I want is standalone archives that can ...
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creating an offline searchable email archive for multiple accounts [closed]

I want to create an offline mail archive that I can view and search. The archive will include both, Inbox and Sent. My main OS is Windows XP 32-bit (I'm a laggard but I plan to upgrade to 7, 8, or ...
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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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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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How to search the content of 7-Zip archives (.7z)?

I am looking for a way to search the content of files inside of a 7-Zip archive (.7z) without having to unpack the archive. I have many 7-Zip archives with code inside them and I'd like to search ...
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Batch Script to ZIP Together Files With Same Names

I have 314 vector images I'm looking to submit to the various stock image sites I'm a contributor to, but a number of these require that the vectors be bundled into a ZIP folder with a JPEG preview ...
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Is there any kind of archive for zone files?

In the same way that the Wayback Machine has vast amounts of data of what websites used to look like at arbitrary timepoints, is there any analogous service that keeps track of zonefile changes? ...
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tar – extract discarding directory structure

unzip has a nifty option -j, whereby the directory structure of the archive is discarded, and all files are extracted into the same directory. Is there a way of making tar work in the same way? ...
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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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Exchange Email Sync To Another Email Address

I would like to backup all my email from and to a specific exchange 2010 email address. Ideally I would like to have them sync to a gmail account. Is there anyway to do this without adding a rule to ...
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Windows .bat script to recursively archive (with 7zip) files in subfolders

I'm struggling to achieve the following DIR1 FileA FileB SUBDIR2 --->FileC --->FileD --->SUBDIR3 ------>FileE ------>FileF etc and end up ...
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7zip reports corrupt file although checksum matches

I transferred a large (140GB) disk image to my machine over ftp in 7z format using 4Gb chunks. When I had downloaded it, none of the chunks can be opened using 7zip. On the first file, I get an ...
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Is it sufficient to refresh an archival external HDD with chkdsk?

Some background: I have been helping my uncle, a photographer, maintain a system of storage for all his work (Terrabytes of images!). We do this by using two external hard drives for his data ...
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How to delete all files in the folder which exists in the tar.gz archive

Typical mistake for me, is exctraction in the wrong directory. After i realize that, i want to delete all this file, and extract again. But how to automate this delete-all-this-crap operation? Any ...
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tar folders older from last week

I am trying to create a script that need to archive text logs from last week. Basically we have a path where we have folders on date as follows, Each folder contains csv files containing data for ...
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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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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 ...