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Questions tagged [archiving]

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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Does compression into one large archive result in better compression than individual compression of folders?

I have several folders of around 8GB or so. Together these folders total around 60GB of data. I can compress these folders one of two ways: either individually, creating one compressed archive for ...
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Archiving only the deepest subfolders

I have a very nested directory structure where only in the deepest folders are files. There folders I want to archive via shell with ZIP or RAR but not the parent folders. | Directory |-----...
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Blue arrows on every icon 2 [duplicate]

[disclamer: Blue arrows on every icon I like how this post marked as duplicate despite linked one not being connected in anyway with asked question] So, I join to the question and the question is: ...
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Compress and provide single-file access to 10 million files [on hold]

I have ~10 million small text files and I would like to solve the following tasks: compress all the data; put it all into 1 file to transfer over the Internet; be able to access each single file ...
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7zip - Password error in destination server

I created a 7zip archive encrypted with AES256 standard, and moved it to another server using a external hard disk. Before moving, I took the checksum using fciv. The archive is around 120 GB. In the ...
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What needs to be changed in this archiving script to only archive specific file types?

I made this script based on past answers from superuser, but now need to only archive specific file types. I messed around trying to use wildcards but nothing I tried seemed to stick. If I wanted to ...
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CPU barely utilized when compressing with 7-zip

When I try to compress with 7z maximum compression, my CPU utilization is under 20%. Only one of the cores is 100% loaded, and not even 100% of the time. I'm on a fast SSD, so it's definitely not ...
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Edit a binary file inside a Windows Self Extracting CAB archive?

I have an old "Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor" file (*.exe extension) that I would like to make a small alteration to. I do not know where the original file came from or who made it but it is possible ...
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Batch repacking archives into 7z with custom settings

I'm working on archiving and compressing a lot of design elements and they are mixed in .zip and .rar files. After tinkering and testing these settings seem to produce the best results for me: I'm ...
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How to open archive subfolder with winrar in command line

I would like to launch WinRAR interface in a subfolder of an archive. How should I do ? This works: C:\Program Files (x86)\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe D:\backup\archive.zip This, works with 7-zip but in ...
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Cracking ZIP password from spanned volume

On October 10, 1997, I tried to free up some space on my hard-drive by off-loading them to floppy disks. I tried to reduce the number of disks required by using PKZIP to compress them. For some reason,...
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How to unsplit a split zip archive?

I just read this question How to unzip split files on OS X and it seemed straightforward enough, until I tried it. To create and split a zip archive I used $ zip -s 13 BW.pdf.zip BW.pdf which ...
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Archive of 1,000s of web-pages (that is occupying too much space)

I have to manage a collection of web-pages that's increasing daily. The space they occupy is starting to become a nuisance. There is no interest in how exactly they look like, so I deleted a series ...
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How to store high volume of small files

Let's have following task: backup large amount (e.g. 500GB) of small files (few kB up to 1MB) on linux the backup storage is mostly read-only the storage is fast enough to access particular files in ...
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LTO tape writing technology explanation [closed]

I am doing some research about the Tape Backups for Enterprises especially LTO as it is commonly use standard now days. Going through the process of writing the data to the tape I would need some ...
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Western Digital Black vs Gold (Hard Drive Noise issue)

I recently bought a Western Digital Black 6 TB 256 MB hard drive. It works and has fast read and write speeds. The problem is that makes a slight “bump” sound every 5 – 6 seconds while at idle. If it’...
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How to compress a bunch of files efficiently?

Let's say you have a lot of files to archive. They are in several different file formats (txt, docx, pdf, png, jpg, mp3, zip, etc.). What are the best practices to compress them all, so that they ...
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Thunderbird: how to back up everything, including attachments

I want to create a backup snapshot of everything I have on Gmail (preferably including Contacts), in a form that is later browseable by Thunderbird. This should also include all attachments. The ...
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How to view specific path inside tar.gz?

tar -tf file.tar.gz let's me view inside the whole archive. How do you view a specific path without viewing the whole thing? E.g., I want to view only /path/foo/ Update: This command almost works ...
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Digital preservation in M-Disk: is DVD burner compatible?

I'm planning for the future of my data, and would like to archive a copy or two in M-Disk (among others). Media is so cheap that having 4-5 copies of them is no big deal. Anyway, I wonder whether my ...
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Lifespan of an SSD (NAND Flash) for minimal write use archive purposes: Write once, toss in (proverbial or literal) storage closet

Okay, so I saw this other question which was closed as being too localized and I understand the idea of that closure: Systems, environments and usage are all different. But my question is about using ...
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How do I backup & archive files automatically in Windows? [closed]

I am looking for a way to automatically backup and archive certain files on my hard drive to a NAS in Windows 10 pro 64bit. By that I mean that I can add files to the directory on my disk and it will ...
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Data archiving strategy for my grand-grand-children to read in ~100 years? [closed]

I'm working on a custom, self-hosted data archiving system with the aim of being easily readable by my grand-grand-children in about a century. Today, it's such a joy to stumble upon a pictures box ...
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Create self-extract archive with specified path from command line

I'm currently using 7zip as archive creator and 7zip SFX Builder as SFX packager, because I need to specify InstallPath which is not supported by vanilla 7zip. The problem is that I have to manually ...
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bz2 data error 7zip

I'm using 7zip and I want to unpack archive (link below) of reddit comments for research: https://www.reddit.com/r/datasets/comments/65o7py/updated_reddit_comment_dataset_as_torrents/ Everything past ...
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Reliable USB Flash Media

Q: What type of flash media has the best long-term storage reliability? Details: I'm aware that all flash media has varied limits on lifetime write cycles, and that there are better media for long ...
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Unable to create a *.gz archieve

Trying to create a .gz archive - my_gz.gz - and add multiple files to it: $ gzip my_gz.gz file1.txt file12.txt gzip: can't stat: my_gz.gz: No such file or directory
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Archiving Office-365 Ex-Employees Mailbox and Files

What are the options for archiving ex-employees from Office 365? We need to store an archive of their mailbox and OneDrive files. What We Do Now At present when a user leaves, we first disable their ...
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7-zip “incorrect command” on context menu

I installed the latest version of 7-zip in a clean install of Windows 7 and all of the context menu items for "create archive" result in Incorrect command line. I've uninstalled it, and installed the ...
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Archive a csv list of subfolders

I am working in a directory test with the following contents subdir1 subdir2 subdir3 ... subdirxxx I have a csv list with the names of subdirs that I need to include to my archive, say: subdir2, ...
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7zip archives become corrupted over time

I have dedicated HDD drive for storing data. To save space, I randomly over the period of last 5 years archived some folders with 7zip. When recently I needed access to contents of these archives, ...
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How to unarchive an rkv file?

I have an .rkv archive file from the early 2000's that I would like to unarchive. I found a github script, but using that it tells me: IOError: not an RKV archive Using the unix command file it ...
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Thunderbird doesn’t allow archiving some mails

Thunderbird’s Archived Messages feature allows to move mails into the "Archives" folder by clicking the Archive button or pressing the a key. For some of my mails, this doesn’t work. For these mails, ...
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Will the RAR recovery record help for the target archive that will be stored on an optical disk?

I have some data that needs to be backed once in a month or two. Besides copying it on a second hard drive other options are not considered right now (the Net connection is about 2-3 Mbps per 10 ...
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Remove subfolders but keep files in windows for google photos [duplicate]

When you download photos using google takeout, it puts them in a ton of folders (606 for me). I want to get all of the 2000-ish photos from all of those folders and just put them in a single folder so ...
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Mass rename files in zip files

I have weird question. Is any chance to mass rename files inside zip archives to archive name? I had situation like this i have a lot of zips like GoodZipName.zip and inside is BadFileName.file file. ...
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Pausing tar|split while disk is full

I'd like to get a backup of some files from a server. The basic idea is to create an archive using tar, saving it to disk, and downloading it. The problem is the lack of remaining disk space (or RAM ...
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Compress folder into MacBinary (.bin) format

Short form of the question: How, on either macOS Sierra or Windows, do I compress a folder into a MacBinary (.bin) format? Long story: I have a dashcam firmware upgrade folder from one of the ...
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How to improve zip file's compression using 7za command line 7zip

When I pack my project with 7zip, it has 7MB. When I pack it with JSZip the file has 17MB. Now I need JSZip to perform some subtle changes which 7zip does not allow (at least not for zip anyway). ...
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Seed Torrent with Folders from Zip or other archive file

Wanting to provide a seed for a folder of data that people request infrequently, do I have a way to seed this torrent from a Zip or other archive file? I would accept willingly the additional overhead ...
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recursive 7Zip unzip and rename is sub directories

I have a root directory with many different sub-directories that have .zip files in them (example below). I need a batch/.cmd/etc to unzip the zip files in their sub directories and rename the ...
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How does an Office365 user apply a retention tag rule to their mailbox?

I have no experience with Exchange, so please interpret my question as reflecting this. I've just migrated two email accounts to Office365, and purchased the Archiving for Exchange Online add-on. ...
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Storing DVDs in a Cooler

I am trying to create the most optimal storage environment for some DVDs in my living space. I often open my window to maximize airflow, this tends to create significant temperature fluctuations. I ...
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Why does winrar duplicate an entire archive when adding to it

I just noticed that instead of adding files to the archive winrar actually just duplicates the current archive and then adds the files on top of everything else... personally it makes absolutely no ...
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Archive a complete Linux server

Story: Our hosting partner runs our VM in Hyper-V. This VM has now been superseded by a new VM-server. Before we are going to shutdown the old VM I would like to create an archive/backup, that I can ...
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Batch decompress encrypted rar files with unar

I'm on macOS and I downloaded unar to decompress encrypted rar files. It works fine for individual files but I can't get it to work with a wildcard for multiple files. I have a list of rar files ...
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Packing 2 files?

I want to basically pack an exe with a dll (that is loaded by the exe). I can use something like the 7-Zip or WinRAR SFX archive option but I don't want people to be able to look at the files and/or ...
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How to setup auto archiving on Outlook with multiple email accounts to multiple archives?

Currently this is about Outlook 2010 but I am willing to update Outlook if this is easier in a newer version. I have multiple PCs which receive multiple email accounts in Outlook. I like to have ...
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Windows in-built compression command without utilizing any external tools

I want a Windows (7 onward) command line compression and archiving command/script, which doesn't require any external tools or utilities, including PowerShell, as I am not much of Windows scripter. It ...
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So I'm trying to convert some .cbr files to .cbz

And I've been trying to reverse engineer it through looking at the old files I've got. What I've got thusfar is ren *.cbr *.rar for .rar %%X in (*) do "c:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" x "%%X\" ...