Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Other Software › Which archiving method is most resistant to content losing/corruption?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Which archiving method is most resistant to content losing/corruption?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
I was using 7zip to create archives with best speed/compression ratio, archives contained various usually small files like photos, documents, etc.

But then I found that if something goes wrong, one file inside gets corrupted and I cannot exctract all other files that comes after it.

What would the best way to archive data be, so the data inside of archive would be save or at least there would be a way to recover and not lose it forever?
Phathfinder
(11 items)
 
Clevo P370EM
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-3840QM Clevo P370EM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M 
RAMHard DriveMonitorOther
2x8GB 1600Mhz Kingston Samsung 830 SSD 512GB 120Hz Matte 1080p HD Killer Wireless-N 1202 Wifi 
  hide details  
Reply
Phathfinder
(11 items)
 
Clevo P370EM
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-3840QM Clevo P370EM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M 
RAMHard DriveMonitorOther
2x8GB 1600Mhz Kingston Samsung 830 SSD 512GB 120Hz Matte 1080p HD Killer Wireless-N 1202 Wifi 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 4
Dont make it a solid archive would be the first thing and back ups are about the only way cause I dont think 7zip supports a recovery record. And for some reason I could not figure out how winrar recovery record worked as it just doubled the archive in size when i messed with it.
 
Problem Solver
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel Core i5 3570k 4.5ghz 1.200v - 0.000 offset  Gigabyte z77X-UP4 TH Beta Bios F11C with lastes... Sapphire 7950 3GB @ 1200/1600mhz v1.299 - Curr... GSkill 2x4gb 1333mhz 7-7-7-21 2T @ 1600 8-8-8-2... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128GB SSD SATA 3.0 M4-CT128M4SSD1 Corsair H80i AIO liquid cooling Windows 7 Professional x64 47 inch Samsung LCD HD TV 
PowerAudio
750w PC Power single rail stock 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2Q Q6600 GO @ 3.2ghz 1.28 Gigabyte P35 DS3-L Pencil modded Nvidia 9800 GT 512mb 2x1gb Gskill 1066 5-5-5-15 & 2x1gb Gskill Pi 80... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial m4 CT128M4SSD1 128GB SSD - OS Drive Samsung HD103UJ & SJ 1 Terabyte HDD LG 22x DVD burner Arctic Freezer Pro 2  
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 HannsG 27.5" Widescreen Red thingy 750w Single rail old raidmax from 1st build beat to death 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Problem Solver
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel Core i5 3570k 4.5ghz 1.200v - 0.000 offset  Gigabyte z77X-UP4 TH Beta Bios F11C with lastes... Sapphire 7950 3GB @ 1200/1600mhz v1.299 - Curr... GSkill 2x4gb 1333mhz 7-7-7-21 2T @ 1600 8-8-8-2... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128GB SSD SATA 3.0 M4-CT128M4SSD1 Corsair H80i AIO liquid cooling Windows 7 Professional x64 47 inch Samsung LCD HD TV 
PowerAudio
750w PC Power single rail stock 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2Q Q6600 GO @ 3.2ghz 1.28 Gigabyte P35 DS3-L Pencil modded Nvidia 9800 GT 512mb 2x1gb Gskill 1066 5-5-5-15 & 2x1gb Gskill Pi 80... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial m4 CT128M4SSD1 128GB SSD - OS Drive Samsung HD103UJ & SJ 1 Terabyte HDD LG 22x DVD burner Arctic Freezer Pro 2  
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 HannsG 27.5" Widescreen Red thingy 750w Single rail old raidmax from 1st build beat to death 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 4
I agree with terraprime -- don't archive your files for backup, for the very same reasons you postulate in your original post. Once an archive becomes corrupted, it can be difficult or impossible to repair.

Your best option would be to use a dedicated backup tool, most of which include CRC or at least checksums at regular intervals to permit at least a partial recovery in the event the backup record becomes corrupted somehow. Another option would be to simply copy important files periodically to an external drive, or a network attached storage unit somewhere else in the house. Offline backup of important things using tools like Carbonite or Dropbox are also very effective - if your house or office burns down, laptop gets stolen, or some other catastrophe strikes, offline/offsite backup can mean the difference between inconvenience and impossible recovery.


Greg
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
OK, thanks
Phathfinder
(11 items)
 
Clevo P370EM
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-3840QM Clevo P370EM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M 
RAMHard DriveMonitorOther
2x8GB 1600Mhz Kingston Samsung 830 SSD 512GB 120Hz Matte 1080p HD Killer Wireless-N 1202 Wifi 
  hide details  
Reply
Phathfinder
(11 items)
 
Clevo P370EM
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-3840QM Clevo P370EM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M 
RAMHard DriveMonitorOther
2x8GB 1600Mhz Kingston Samsung 830 SSD 512GB 120Hz Matte 1080p HD Killer Wireless-N 1202 Wifi 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Other Software
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Other Software › Which archiving method is most resistant to content losing/corruption?