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How can I move files into an zip archive from a batfile?

I think the header explain the question. I want to do inside a bat-file: zip /a /m myfile.log myarchive.zip where I just invented the zip comand and the options: /a add file /m Move file It is ...
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How to select a daterange of files and archive them?

We have 4 servers (Windows 2003 R2), each with a log-directory with thousands of log-files. I have written a log-viewer that collect log-files within a date range and show them in a grid. But this is ...
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Using VMWare to archive an old machine causes activation problems

I have a number of users who are migrating to new machines. I decided to try and use VMWare Converter + VMWare Player to try and image the old machines just in case they forget to migrate any files or ...
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managing media for software downloaded/purchased over the web?

Is there any advice for managing software installations downloaded from the web - both free and purchased? Currently we have built up a folder share within which we set up folders for categories of ...
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Is there a smarter tar or cpio out there for efficiently retrieving a file stored in the archive?

I am using tar to archive a group of very large (multi-GB) bz2 files. If I use tar -tf file.tar to list the files within the archive, this takes a very long time to complete (~10-15 minutes). ...
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Archiving old files without buying a full archiving system

I have a large Windows file server with about 2TB of data, about half of that is over 2 years old (based on modification date). What would be the best way of archiving off that old data, using scripts ...
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Compress files to daily/weekly/monthly archives with Windows scheduled tasks

For EDI files which need to be archived, I would like to use a compression uitility (like 7Zip) which collects and compresses files based on their file date. For example, a weekly archive (incoming-...
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Exchange Archiving Practices

What should I do about archiving Exchange mailboxes? People in the company are complaining of slow performance with their Outlook - these people have mailboxes over 5GB... I want to know what is best ...
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Tar command Solaris version for files larger than 2 GB

We have several files larger than 2GB tared using tar command UNIX version (SunOS 5.5 with last change: 1995!). There is "E" flag to tar files > 2GB. This is how it was been done: rsh sun_server tar ...
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Home-brew automatic tiered storage solutions with Linux? (Memory -> SSD -> HDD -> remote storage)

Related to this question about using an SSD for system and HDD for data, except I would like my system to do this automatically... Is it possible to have several layers of storage and push items ...
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Looking for an open source email archiving application [closed]

I'm looking for an open source application that will archive my email. It might do this by logging in to my POP3 account on a regular basis and copying the emails across, or it might just read my Unix ...
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How do I fix a broken tar file?

I have a 46GB tar file containing an .img of an old partition. Unfortunately, it produces a 0-byte file when un-tar'ed. The tar file was produced on linux, I'm on windows now. I have tried WinRAR, ...
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Splitting an archive on multiple media

I'm generating archives which are larger than my current physical media ( DVD ). I'd like to split those archives: automatically - instead of generating mini-archives by hand; consistently - so that ...
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Email Archiving

My company has been looking at setting up a way to archive all incoming and outgoing email in a searchable and reliable setup. We are running a pretty standard exchange 2003 setup, with a third party ...
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Archiving Tweets from Twitter

So I just got out of a meeting between IT, the Library Archivist, and the Journalism Faculty of the University where I work. One of the things that came up is with the new media form our campus ...
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Personal email archive alternative to PST files

If you aren't willing or able to prevent users from keeping old emails "forever", what solution do you have? Exchange 2007 allows pretty massive mailboxes, but lots of people still recommend against ...
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GUI .ar unarchiver for Mac?

Even though it's extremly old, the .ar archive format is still in use in multiple places, like Debian .deb packages. But I have not been able to find any graphical unarchiving tools for a Mac. Does ...
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Backup is not Archiving - But what requirements does archiving have?

There's related thread on how to handle archiving. I'm asking on how to find the requirements in a company on the way archiving should be done, and also the requirements that need to be fullfilled so ...
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Best way to archive a floppy disk?

I have a floppy disk or 2 that I'd like to keep for a long time, and frankly I'm amazed that they've lasted this long. I'd like to make a copy on the hard disk that I can use to recreate the floppy if ...
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Email Archiving in an Exchange Environment

We're looking into a solution to do email archiving and near-line backup of our Exchange Server 2007 environment. We currently have about 200 mailboxes and the Mailstore is approx 150 GB. We need ...
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Moving my Outlook 2003 archive from one laptop to another

I'm attempting to move to a new laptop and I want to take my email archive with we. I've got 3 related files klelky.pst, klelky.pab and klelky.ost which I have moved to a shared folder. The .ost file ...
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SSDs for archival purposes?

Given the physical characteristics of flash memory, are SSDs an appropriate long-term storage medium for backups, etc.? Is their decay rate such that it is amenable to using them for rolling backups (...
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What are some good methods for archiving MS Exchange messages?

I am familiar with archiving messages on the client side to .pst's... Are there good methods of archiving messages from multiple mailboxes on the server side?
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Which archive/compression format?

Zip, Rar, 7z, Gzip, BZip2, Tar etc. I'm hearing 7z is the flavor of the month, why? Is it best for all situations or are there better choices for specific situations. Or maybe the actual file ...