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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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Cost effective, long term archival of video and image data? ~50 TB

My lab is in the process of setting up a small server that holds data (mostly video and image data, plus a few documents) for the project our group is working on at a moment in time. Historically, ...
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Creating a tar file with checksums included

Here's my problem : I need to archive to tar files a lot ( up to 60 TB) of big files (usually 30 to 40 GB each). I would like to make checksums ( md5, sha1, whatever) of these files before archiving; ...
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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 ...
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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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General Advice about an archive solution. ~15tb and growing.

I need a better storage and archive system for my small business's files. Specifically the files are completed video projects. Beyond time and cost limitations what is holding me back is I don't ...
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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 deal with DC600A tapes with deteriorating tension bands?

I have probably ~200 DC600A quarter-inch cartridge backup tapes from the late 80s and early-mid 90s. I have 2 drives that are capable of reading DC600A tapes, but the drives were destroying tapes. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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optimal folder structure for storing 100k files on a USB drive

I need to store 100k files (around 40GB) in a USB drive. Each file has a unique int id (e.g 45000). Option one is to put all files in a single folder: root/ root/1.pdf root/2.pdf root/3.pdf ... ...
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Recursively archive small files in document tree on linux?

Given a base directory (like /home/user) is there a command that could be run which would create an archive back up all text files (i.e. files less than 100kb) in that directory and it's children? I ...
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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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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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cpio VS tar and cp

I just learned that cpio has three modes: copy-out, copy-in and pass-through. I was wondering what are the advantages and disadvantages of cpio under copy-out and copy-in modes over tar. When is it ...
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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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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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How can I enlist the content of a zip archive, but only the first level?

I have a big zip file and I want to know what it's contain. I know I can run: zipinfo file.zip but the output is too verbose and there are a lot of files in the sub-directories. I want to see a ...
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Backup solution to backup terabytes and lots of static files on linux server?

Which backup tool or solution would you use to backup terabytes and lots of files on a production linux server ? Note that the files are all different and almost never modified, and usage is mostly ...
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Microsoft Exchange Solutions

We have an 800GB (and Growing) Exchange 2010 SP1 environment and a 3rd Party Archiving Solution on top of that. We have grown without bounds for years (No retention polices outside of Sent/Deleted ...
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Linux - Splitting a backup into two steps

I create a tarball using tar zcf arhive.tar.gz dir/ and this works ok. Now I wanted to split this into two simple archives, one only for images, the other -- for everything else. It seems that ...
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Is it possible to stream input into RAR

I'm using RARLABS RAR.exe to archive/backup my server data. I am familiar with using RAR for creating an archive and adding files from a folder, but what about streaming data directly into an ...
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Tool for managing archive drive and working drive

I have been tasked with administering a process here at work that is a little out of my league. We currently have access to two network drives, the S drive and the V drive. S drive is 18.1 ...
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Can MySQL use multiple data directories on different physical storage devices

I am running MySQL with its data dir on a 128Gb SSD. I am dealing with large datasets (~20Gb) that are loaded and processed weekly, each stored in a separate DB for the purposes of time point ...
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Segmenting mysql backups using tar

In addition to using mysqldump, I've been backing up my mysql server by tarring up /var/lib/mysql for redundancy and convenience. This directory includes ibdata, ib_logfile0, and ib_logfile1 as well ...
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publish a maildir on the web

I presume I'll want to use Mailman or something, but I don't want to run a mailing list. What I want to do is point a program at a Maildir containing a bunch of email (plain text files) - and have ...
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Which tar file format should I use?

tar can create the archive in different formats. GNU tar, ustar, pax, v7. What would be the best for long time archiving? Is there significant differencies in these formats? I would use the best ...
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deleting old unused images

As we move on with our content-based websites, lots of images get dumped in our images folder, but we rarely come across self-committed monkyes that delete their files once they do not need it, which ...
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DIY Linux email journalling system

I need to journal all incoming and outgoing emails. Currently emails are relayed by Edge transport server to Exchange 2010 email store. I'd like to stick a linux server in-line with an MTA. It would ...
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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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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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How to make a copy of an installed Ubuntu machine's packages, without internet access

I have an existing Ubuntu 12.04 server, with all the packages that I need in /var/cache/apt/archives. I have a fresh install of 12.04 at a customer site with (deliberately) no internet access. How ...
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How to exclude files from TAR archive using regular expressions?

I have a simple question, yet I can't find or solve the answer. I want to make a tar archive, but I want to exclude some files from it using regular expression. Example of the file to exclude is ...
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Linux: How do I archive select file extensions in an unknown tree

What is the best way to archive select file extensions in an unknown tree. I cannot use exclude options in tar/gzip/rsync as it would be impossible to exclude all possible extension variations. ...
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Email Archive Solution

I need recommendation for Email archive solution. We have setup hosting and email server on one of government enterprise where they need to store all incoming/outgoing emails for compliance and ...
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Is there a Utility that will scan selected locations and return all files older than a certain date?

Can anyone recommend a utility that can scan specified directory locations (network shares specifically) and return all files older than a certain date? I am looking to implement a data retention ...
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Dicom: What are my options? [closed]

After a cursory Googling, I can't find a legitimate list of DICOM vendors. I've tried DCM4Chee, Conquest, and PacsOne. Each server seems to have it's own quirks and annoyances, memory leaks, etc... ...
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Complete small business infrastructure setup solution [closed]

BACKGROUND: I am in charge of maintaining the infrastructure of a small (<25 users) family owned business. Here's the setup we currently have. EMAIL SERVER: I started out using one ISP ...
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How to build threaded web archive of all email sent to an Exchange distribution group?

We have an Exchange distribution group for dev@example.com that includes all the users on the development team, so mail sent to that address goes to everyone on the team. Is there an easy way to build ...
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Image archiving on network folders

Our company uses Symantec Enterprise Vault to archive network folders and files, presumably to save on disk space. I can't see any other benefits. Our company is an architectural firm, and the ...
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Extracting and saving attachments from maildir, deduplicated

I would like to know if there exists a solution for archiving email, stripping out the attachments and saving them separately, deduplicated? The ideal would be a maildir-setup, with a script running ...
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Exchange-server and archived elements

I notice that archived elements is stored locally on the computer. But is it also stored on the exchange server? Maclovin
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Oracle 9i - delete Archive Logs without any concerns?

I have an Oracle 9i which creates Archive Logs since the year 2007. Can I delete them without any concerns? Or do I need to tell Oracle something before I delete them? (From time to time I do a cold ...
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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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Is there a way to use netcat to transfer a gzipped file to a remote destination?

I have an archive I need to transfer to a remote destination but the target drive is not big enough to hold both the compressed archive and the uncompressed files. I wonder if there are some ...