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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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Mountable and extensible archive format to store a large number of small files [closed]

I need to store a large number of small files, but storing them directly on the filesystem is not efficient (e.g. on a hard drive). I am looking for an archive format that is easily extensible (mostly ...
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Why does 7za want to "replace the existing file" (unpacked folder structure wrong)?

Ok, so I want to unpack an archive using 7za; I'm in a MINGW64 shell of MSYS2 on Windows 10. So, I first open a new, empty directory: $ mkdir temp $ cd temp/ Let's make sure - is this directory ...
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How do I create an archive with custom absolute paths?

I have a simple web app on Debian that I would like to distribute soon. For its update mechanism, I was hoping to take advantage of an archive's full path capability (such as RAR) by essentially ...
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Only one file is extracted from huge tar archive

I have a 124GB tar archive. When I run: tar xvf archive.tar I get only a 1.1GB file (which is one of the expected file). What happened to the rest of the files ? Is there a way to recover them? I ...
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How to create password protected zip file in windows using cmd

I am looking to create a password protected zip file in Windows 10 using command prompt. The closet I've got is this powershell script that creates a zip file without a password. I am then calling it ...
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What's the most robust data medium for long-term cold (shelf, archival) storage? [duplicate]

I've been looking, for some time, for a class of storage medium that's particularly well-suited to archival storage (also known as 'cold' or 'shelf' storage; ie literally leaving it unconnected from ...
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How can I compress a large collection of images together (for backup purposes) as densely as possible?

I have a fairly large (by personal use standards) collection of images. This is roughly in the range of 150k files of a total size of 200GB. It is by and large PNG and JPG files, each making up about ...
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Why is there no unrar program to unpack a stream, when a video packed with rar can be unpacked with VLC?

I can unpack a rar stream with VLC, and writing its content to STDOUT. cvlc "https://example.com/rared-video.rar" --sout="file/mkv://-" vlc://quit|pv > /dev/null Unfortunately ...
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Is it possible to extract a file and choose final file name? (on macOs Monterey)

Most zip extraction software gives the option to select the location but not the actual file name. I am trying to extract File.zip (containing File.pdf) to > Renamed.pdf directly. I want to make ...
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Is there a way to concatenate and compress tar archives without materializing any uncompressed archive?

Say i have two sets of files, and i wish to make a single compressed tarball containing both sets, where each set has a different set of tar options (in my case, two settings of --dereference, but ...
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How can we unlock a 7z archive (w/ password) without extracting it?

The question in the title. I am aware; 7z x blah.7z -p'mysecretpassword' exists, but I wish to only unlock the archive - allowing my Python script to access it. Not extract it. The reason I can't ...
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Add error correction information to piped tar stream

I'm using Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive to store backups on my Ubuntu machine. My workflow basically boils down to: tar cf - $FILES | gzip -3 --stdout | aws s3 cp - $TARGET I think this works quite ...
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How to make compressed rar or zip files of certain size in Linux command line?

On my Ubuntu machine, I'd like to create compressed archive files of 10mb size for Windows users. So that a 25MB myfile becomes something like: myfile1.rar myfile2.rar myfile1.rar I could not find ...
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how to extract one or more archives recursively with one/multiple parts (rar or 7z) and deleting the archives after extraction?

I would be really, extremly happy if someone could help me with this problem. I want to be able to extract one or more files with only one or more parts and then deleting the archive(s). It doesn't ...
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How do you archive a channel in Teams?

I know you can archive a team but I was wondering how do you archive just a single channel so that it becomes read only and hidden from the normal views?
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Is it possible to extract a single folder from a corrupted zip archive

I have a 22gb zip file which was located In a flash drive, I moved this archive to desktop but I am unable to extract it, it says the archive is corrupted. I used WinRAR to repair it but it didn't ...
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Compress a folder with internal complex folders tree and UTF-8 mixed languages files and formats for archive

I have a cloud folder on my hard-drive which I want to archive, in-order to do so I would like to compress it using best of choice compressor for that task : Complex sub-tree of internal folders with ...
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Outlook archives for mobile and home

I have moved my Outlook archive files to a file server because my new laptop with an SSD doesn't have enough storage to store them locally. The problem is that when I am away from home base the laptop ...
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Create password protected self extracting archive on mac (opened on windows)

I have a bunch of files with sensitive data that I need to share with someone else. I have a mac, and they most likely has a Windows. I want to send them the files encrypted, password protected and ...
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What types of compressed archives does Microsoft Windows understand by default (Windows 10)

What file formats of compressed archives does Windows 10 natively know how to work with on fresh install? There are many file formats for compressed archives. To name a few: .tar.gz .zip .rar .7z etc ...
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Explaining performance irregularities when unpacking .tar.gz archives

This question is about the performance of unpacking, not "how to" unpack. I notices this just a few days ago, when I started extracting several .tar.gz (will refer to them as archives now) ...
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How can I archive multiple folders into a single tar file where all the folders are contained inside a single folder? [duplicate]

I have multiple folders that I want to be backed up regularly. My aim is to have a tar archive which has a single "Backup" folder inside it. Inside this "Backup" Folder would be ...
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Office 365 online email: Benefit to archiving?

My organization has made O365 available. Working from home, we access it through a browser. I can no longer limit my email/calendar volume by hiving old things into a *.pst file for a given year, e....
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Error when tar a compressed file

I try to install krona tools, so I downloaded its archive first as follows: curl -LOk https://github.com/marbl/Krona/releases/download/v2.7/KronaTools-2.8.tar then #untar tar -xvf KronaTools-2.8.tar ...
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Bypass `-C` flag when unzipping tar archive

I have a .tar.gz archive with the following structure: opt/client/py/utils/mappings/templates/config.json opt/ opt/mag/ opt/mag/sw/ opt/mag/sw/apps/ opt/mag/sw/apps/service/ opt/mag/etc/ opt/mag/etc/...
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Extract files with special characters in filenames from a rar archive using the shell

We are receiving a .rar archive containing many files with special characters é&€ .... We need to extract it on a remote server using the shell. If I use unrar x archive/name where/to/extract/, ...
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Windows defender won't finish scanning archives

I recently run into an issue where Windows Defender wouldn't finish a full scan (it would scan files infinitely, reporting unrealistic number of files scanned). Now I think it's due to my RAR archives ...
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7-Zip Warning: "There are some data after the end of the payload data"

I just got this error message while trying to extract a rar archive that is split in several parts using 7-Zip: 1 C:\Users\Admin\Downloads\FileName.part1.rar Warnings: There are some data ...
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How can I best use the compression options of 7z?

I have about 900 GB of uncompressed SQL dumps which have a very large amount of common data. I've been using 7z with the -mx=9 option because I care much more about the size of the archive than how ...
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How can I recover data from a website after shutdown?

Background: Twitch had a karaoke service called Twitch Sings which shutdown last December. It was developed by Harmonix, the same studio who created Guitar Hero and Rock Band, which is why information ...
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Can winrar "Delete files after archiving" files restore from hard disk?

winrar has an "delete files after archiving" option. we know even permanently deleted files can be restored when the laptop stolen or sold to anyone malicious. that's why we know we should ...
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Extract commands from self extracting archive?

A vendor likes to supply firmware updates as "one click" (surely one doubleclick?) self extracting packages. I can easily enough extract the file contents but how could I check what the SFX ...
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Splitting zip files are incompatible as a zip on Mac?

I have a very large .zip that is 174GB large and 800GB decompressed. I am trying to work with this using the R programming language, however, it is far too large for me to work with. I have found that ...
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How to stop Thunderbird from checking for new email (is it possible to archive an account?)

Background I have an old email account that doesn't exist anymore. Its messages are saved in Thunderbird. I want to keep that account in Thunderbird. However, because it doesn't exist anymore, I don't ...
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Dictionary Size and Compression Method

I have knowledge about archiving, since I already try it so many times in a basic way just right click and add to archive then press ok, but it is my first time to modify it using the settings. I want ...
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Archive a directory to stdout with encrypting file names from Windows command line

I have a 1 TB directory that needs to be uploaded as a single encrypted file. There is no free space on a disk. I already have an app to upload a file from stdin but I don't know how to create the ...
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Extract files from Windows floppy writer exe

I have some files that are PE32 executable (GUI) Intel 80386, for MS Windows, according to file, and only want me to "insert a floppy" when run. Is there some way to extract the files from ...
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How to stress test a new portable hard drive before using it as a backup

I guess the title says it all. I'm getting a 2TB WD My Passport which I intend to use as a backup, but I've heard some stories of people copying all their materials to a new drive only to have it stop ...
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Decrypting tar archives with gpg -d, the -d flag does not work

My OS is Ubuntu 20.04.2 lts. I am creating a tar archive from the dir noup1, that contains files and subfolders, with tar cf no1.tar noup1 Encrypt it with gpg -c no1.tar. So now I have a no1.tar.gpg ...
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Find out which version of which specific program created a (partial) ZIP archive

Is it possible to determine which specific version of which specific program created a given ZIP archive, based on its metadata? And also, is the outcome of a ZIP / RAR compression affected by the ...
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Uncompress .tar.gz format getting error "tar: Unrecognized archive format"

I've downloaded a ".tr.gz" file with a size of 10 GB from here (after downloading completed, I renamed it and deleted .partb to become dataset cleaned.tar.gz) while I'm trying to uncompress ...
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securing files on an external hard drive to prevent virus

Hi i am new here and i wanted to ask this question for a while. before i ask my question let me clarify my understanding of a virus and how it works please correct me if i am wrong. a virus works by ...
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Is extracting files from a zip archive faster than copying files from the same archive?

Say we have a .zip archive with some number of files inside. Previously, I've opened the archive (and the folder of the same name inside, why do they always do that?) and dragged the files to another ...
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Saving web page periodically

Is there anyway of automatically save a web page periodically, e.g. everyday? What I want is something like https://archive.org/ but locally (and just for some sites).
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Is there a cross-platform method of packaging many icons into one file?

I'm trying to find a method of packaging/archiving many .ico icon files (or another cross-platform equivalent) for use with a program for its multiple file type associations. On windows, I could ...
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Is it safe to use 7-Zip from a data corruption standpoint to archive 500GB of videos?

Would it be okay to use 7-Zip to archive my almost 500GB videos in compression level store format only to my portable external hard drive. I just want to put it in one file with password for my future ...
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How to compress one folder into multiple .zip, all independently extractible?

I work with some big image datasets containing millions of images, and I often need to compress the results of each step of processing to be uploaded as backup. I have seen that some datasets can be ...
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Making 7zip outputting files to a list instead of a 7z archive

I would like to know if this is possible, to make the files a 7zip command line would compress ( "7z a ..." or "7z u ..."), go into a text list instead of an actual archive. Like a ...
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Extract zip files and recompress them into 7zip files [duplicate]

I'd like my zip files to be extracted, then recompressed into 7zip files. Example: Before: $ ls 001.zip 002.zip 003.zip --snip-- 997.zip 998.zip 999.zip After: $ ls 001.7z 002.7z 003.7z --snip-- 997....
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How do you download an entire website for offline viewing with Wget?

I would like to download the entirety of a relatively small website (~50 pages) for offline viewing. I could manually open every page in a browser and download them via ctrl + s, and this would create ...
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