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make large zip files?
show user profile  STRAT
Hi guys

i've got to start sending my head office large batches of data over the airwaves for backup and archive purposes on a very regular bases.

for instance, i've a directory full of a 3d job, with all it's various assets, which comes to about 8 GB.
i just want a single file i can drag and drop over the ftp client and let it go.

what's the best, most stable compressed file to send it as? a .rar or a .zip etc etc, or anything better?





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12/12/2014 11:41:56 AM (last edit: 12/12/2014 11:44:43 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
testing now.

my 8 GB file zips to about 4 GB. i'm uploading this now which, in theory, will take something just over an hour.

actually, it's settled at 1.3 MiB/s, so should be this side of an hour easy. just hope Virgin Media dont cop onto it and start battering me for line hogging





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12/12/2014 11:52:03 AM (last edit: 12/12/2014 11:58:10 AM)
show user profile  ijzerman
i usually use rar for large stuff, iso works also :)
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12/12/2014 12:10:38 PM (last edit: 12/12/2014 12:10:38 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Thr 7zip It makes smaller files than Zip and RAR, apparently.


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12/12/2014 12:21:24 PM (last edit: 12/12/2014 12:21:24 PM)
show user profile  TiMoN
I basically use Zip for everything, since its built into windows.
Havent needed anything more advanced since we used ARJ on 1.44 MB floppy disks.

Edit - Only issue I could imagine would be the need for spanning, in case the recipient is running Fat32 or similar, which built-in Zip does not support.

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12/12/2014 12:38:09 PM (last edit: 12/12/2014 12:45:15 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
havent used 7zip in ages. will try that.

but, first test over. 4GB file uploaded in 50 mins. happy with that for a domestic internet connection :)





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12/12/2014 12:39:26 PM (last edit: 12/12/2014 12:39:26 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Also there`s an option to split the archive into several smaller archives..


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12/12/2014 2:44:50 PM (last edit: 12/12/2014 2:44:50 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
A company I did some work for used acronis or whatever backup software which aside from other goodies, allows for backing up to offsite servers. Also, differential backup would save you a ton of bandwidth.

Takes a bit of manual reading to set it up though, theres a lot of options and not many tooltips.

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12/12/2014 8:40:01 PM (last edit: 12/12/2014 8:40:01 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
Thanks guys





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12/12/2014 9:51:36 PM (last edit: 12/12/2014 9:51:36 PM)
show user profile  nm8r
Have you tried BTSync? I've used it when I'm working at the beach house to sync to the office.
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12/13/2014 9:06:08 PM (last edit: 12/13/2014 9:08:35 PM)
show user profile  khamski
rar with volumes


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12/14/2014 11:19:53 AM (last edit: 12/14/2014 11:19:53 AM)
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