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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How can I list only first level content of a zpaq archive? [closed]

I want to list content of zpaq archive, but only first level of a folder including files and folders, not recursively with zpaq list
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youtube-dl - is the %(uploader)s argument permanent for every channel?

Asking because I'm trying to download multiple channels and put them in their respective directory, i.e.: -o 'N:/youtube/%(channel_id)s__%(uploader)s/%(upload_date)s_%(title)s_%(id)s.%(ext)s' Issue: ...
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Extract hash values (CRC) and path names from an archive

I have successfully extracted data from a large .rar archive (1.9TB) using 7-zip and now I want to delete the archive. However, before I do so, I would like to save path names and, most importantly, ...
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Can we enforce Windows 10 app to retain all old emails (not archiving them)?

I migrated to the native email app in Windows 10 in order to reach emails from my new employers server/exchange. The account is of Outlook type. It was convenient to set up and I used it for a few ...
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“Smart” fast compression for archiving mixed content?

I would like to backup a computer folder quickly to an archive format (e.g. tar, zip, 7z, gz, etc.). The folder contains many files: Some are text files that can achieve a good compression ratio. ...
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Always On GCP Archival Sync

Is there a way to transfer from one cloud service to another, *while in the background with the computer off? As in, you submit the order for the transfer from Dropbox to GCP Archival, then it runs ...
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How to automatically archive to Thunderbird Local Folder?

I have set up a new account with IMAP protocol, and configured archiving this way: Account settings -> myaccount@new.server -> Copies & Folders -> ...
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7zip extract only if password protected

I have an application that runs this command: "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe x myArch.zip -aoa -ppassword -odestinationFolder I want to make sure the application extracts only zip or 7z files that ...
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How create Makeself self executable archive file in LINUX? What is the steps to create Makeself self executable file in any Operating System? [duplicate]

I want to create a self-executable archive using Makeself. I referred to makeself.io but didn't understand anything from it. What are the steps for making a Makeself self-executable archive? If I run ...
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Update WinRar archive splited by parts

I have many big csv files with data that I'm collecting in realtime. I want to add new files to archive monthly. What I did before - adding new csv file to big archive and do repack (and after upload ...
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How create Makeself self executable archive file in LINUX?

I want to create a self-executable archive using Makeself. I referred to makeself.io but didn't understand anything from it. What are the steps for making a Makeself self-executable archive?
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Windows Archive Creates a Hidden Data/Network Folder, How to Explore It?

So I have quite an old piece of software, presumably written in .NET - it requires you to use a self extracting .exe which places itself in the root of your system. Now, the software itself is quite ...
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tar.gz folder and use folder name as name for the archive

I have multiple folders called "runs" in my directory structure that I would like to create seperate archives of because they contain a unmanageable number of files". For this reason, I'd like to use ...
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How do I compress many files into independently working WinRAR files?

I want to upload a vast amount of small files to a website. To make that process faster, I compressed them to a .rar file. The problem: Such a large file can't be uploaded to that website. That's why ...
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7zip command line archive folder in subfolder without the first subfolder inside the archive

having a folder structure like this: archive.cmd sub1.zip // create sub2.zip // create foos sub1 sub2 I want to generate sub1.zip and sub2.zip inside the main folder. the problem is that sub1....
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dvd drive does not update file names

I have burned a multipart archive from winrar in a series of dvd, so that the first dvd has something like File.part1.rar...File.part6.rar, the second dvd has something like File.part7.rar...File....
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Archive settings in Microsoft Outlook 2016, do not migrate any mail located in subfolders

So, I've been experimenting with a few computers, and various settings, but the long and short is that Outlook 2016 seems to simply ignore all subfolders when archiving. Here are my steps: MailBox ...
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How to RAR files in alphabetical order

I am trying to create a multipart RAR archive on Ubuntu. The folder structure resembles: folder_root subfolder file01.bin file02.bin ... file100.bin The command I am using is rar a -v5G archive.rar ...
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how to send the decompressed output of archives to standard output?

When you decompress a gzip archive with gunzip without any arguments, the archive disappears, and you're left with the decompressed file in its place. However, if you use the -c option, the archive ...
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How can i compress (7z) multiple files in one click/command

I have a folder filled with documents i would like a 7z for each document separately. There are over 800 files. I'm using windows 10 and specifically want the archive in 7z format. I've highlighted ...
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Recover DAR Archive Slices using an Isolated Catalogue

I have a DAR archive of 10 slices. Having lost the last slice, how can the files in the 9 intact slices be recovered. (The catalogue of the whole archive is contained in the last slice.) There is a ...
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Archive data over multiple DVDs with Error correction and Encryption

My hard drive crashed and I almost lost 2 years worth data. Backup lesson revisited!! That being said, I managed to rebuild a collection of some 15GB of data I'd like to keep safe. It took me a while ...
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Nagios Webinterface Log History (No history information was found for this host in this archived log file)

I noticed that our Nagios Webinterface isn't displaying the log archive/history properly, it doesn't show the daily logs... instead it displays sometimes 2 weeks as one log, sometimes 10 days and so ...
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Thunderbird: open archived messages in conversation tab/mode

In my current Inbox/Sent folders everything works flawlessly: I can right click on any message and select "open message in conversation". Then another tab opens and it shows a message tree populated ...
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I want to archive the emails I have in the inbox before reading it. What is the solution for this?

I have an email that I opened with Outlook, I opened it with thunderbird and even opened it with BlueMail. For me, using each one of them is not different. It is important to me that I can archive the ...
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Why does each subsequent append to a tar archive take longer?

I am constructing a tar archive of size 4.2T in increments of ~440Gb. The timing to complete each of the increments (sections) is given below. Section 1 [486.01 seconds] Section 2 [623.42 seconds]...
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Is it possible to make a encrypted Zip file unhackable [closed]

I want to encrypt a Zip file. But I'm not sure it can be safe because I’ve found some tips about how to recover a .Zip with forgotten password with iSumsoft or NSIS in this article: “How to Open ...
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Extact only certain file type while maintaining hierarchy with 7zip

I have a zip file with hundreds of files several gigabytes large. I need to extract only two file types, but I'd like to maintain the file organization hierarchy. Specifically, I'd like to only ...
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Restoring files from an rsync archive

I've created a backup using "rsync -az" and when I look at that archive it appears all files and directories are owned by root and all the permissions are 777. How do I restore a file from this ...
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How to make autoarchive in outlook 2016 for more mailers

So basically i have multiple e-mail addresses, I want to make an archive for each of them on a different path, is possible to make it or they need to be on one folder on auto-archive?
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Choosing compression method and settings for mp4 files

I've got a hard drive filled up with videos, and want them to take up as little space as possible.   Video encoding: Around 20000 kbps datarate and bitrate 30 frames/second H.264 AVC Audio ...
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lzip how to specify output location? And can it extract multiple files?

I am trying to decompress using too lzip with usage given here. Is there a way to specify output location for decompressed files? The tool does provide -o option to specify location but that takes in ...
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Do 7z archives compress each file individually or compress everything together as one?

I read somewhere (I can't remember where) that compressing files into a .tar.xz resulted in better overall compression ratios than .7z archives because archive+compression formats like zip, rar, and ...
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Editing a file inside an archive

Are there other programs that allow you to edit a file inside an archived file? For example, 7-zip allows you to edit the file inside the archive. But it changes the compression of the other files (i....
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Automatically remove old e-mail messages with Thunderbird (from IMAP server only, not locally)

Given IMAP E-Mail provider/server with storage quota Thunderbird e-mail client I'd like to automatically remove the oldest messages from the server only (and keep them locally). But Thunderbird ...
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Powershell script to compress all child directories and move to archive; keep file structure. Delete originals

I have a task where I need to compress all child directories (child is each day of a month) within each sub-parent directory (Month) and move to an archive folder. Then delete the originals. Also an ...
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Error during running mysqldump for creating tar archive

I created mysqldump for creating tar archive but every time I received notice tar: Cowardly refusing to create an empty archive Using gzip created archive normally but with tar I can't move forward. ...
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Download and extract parts containing specific file from split 7z archive?

There's a file I want that's part of a very large, split 7z archive. Instead of downloading the entire 100gb archive, I'm wondering if it's possible to access the Compressed Metadata Block/End Header ...
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7zip command to extract all zip files from folder AND subfolders?

Using the command line, I want to be able to just cd into a folder and run a command to extract ALL archives from the folder, including all subfolders. Example: I have a folder asdf that I cd into. I ...
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Why do some (but not all) zip-Files greater than ~3.7GB fail to extract

I am dealing with a lot of zip-files (DCP Films for a Film-Festival) between 4GB and 40GB that are sent to me by various individuals that use various programs to compress the folder that they are ...
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How to fix a corrupted 7z archive?

I have a corrupted 7zip file , the sources have been deleted and i tried to understand https://7-zip.org/recover.html but I couldn't fix them: When I tried to extract it shows:
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Archiving Entire Email Account with Thunderbird/Outlook

Can somebody recommend an elegant email archiving solution per below? I have a very large dormant email account I need to archive. Right now it is sitting as an unused account in my T-bird but it ...
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Are there drawbacks to sqlite as archivation format?

I have a few huge folders of small files I want to archive for long term storage (about 200GB). Instead of just using something like gzip/tar/dar/7zip I am considering to use sqlite sqlite3 ...
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Does thermal-transfer label printing can be done on the usual thermal paper - longevity factor?

I need to print adhesive labels that will be glued to the documents intended for archiving (e.g. I can print general ledger postings on the label and then I can glue this label on the received invoice,...
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7zip - Delete files not matching extension

I have an existing archive.7z, which contains some .txt, .bin and .log files. I would like to delete all files with extension different from .txt using 7zip command line from Windows cmd. I try ...
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Which archival formats efficiently extracts a single file from an archive?

Extracting a single file from a zip file is a fast operation, so I assumed this would be true for TAR as well, but I learned that even though a TAR file is without compression, it can take a looong ...
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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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Compress and provide single-file access to 10 million files [closed]

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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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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