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archive

Computing data transferred to a tape or disk for long-term storage rather than frequent use

archive

(file format)
A single file containing one or (usually) more separate files plus information to allow them to be extracted (separated) by a suitable program.

Archives are usually created for software distribution or backup. tar is a common format for Unix archives, and arc or PKZIP for MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows.

archive

(operating system)
To transfer files to slower, cheaper media (usually magnetic tape) to free the hard disk space they occupied. This is now normally done for long-term storage but in the 1960s, when disk was much more expensive, files were often shuffled regularly between disk and tape.

archive

(networking)

archive

(1) (noun) A file that contains one or more compressed files. Most archive formats are also capable of storing folder structures in order to reconstruct the file/folder relationship when decompressed.

One File Is Easier to Distribute
More often than not, archives are used to combine several files into one for ease of distribution. Although the compression algorithm may reduce all the files by a substantial amount, the size reduction is often less important than the convenience of distributing one file and referencing only one file name rather than a group of files. See self-extracting archive and archive formats.

(2) (verb) To compress one or more files and folders into a single file for backup or transport. Although archived files may remain on the same computer, "archive" implies data retention, and archived data are typically stored in a secondary location for backup and historical purposes. See archive program, archive formats, backup software, active archiving and HSM.
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And the recognition was formally endorsed this month when National Archives Director of Governance Lucy Fletcher visited Teesside Archives in Middlesbrough's Exchange Square.
"The process to archive and put films in the software is still ongoing.
"Taking care of invaluable heritage, documentation and passing it to the next generations is the duty of the state," President Jeenbekov said and wished successful work to archive workers.
Dr Kanwal Khalid spoke about her work, which used the city of Lahore as a public and mass archive. A final roundtable then brought together the experiences of the Sindh Archives, the KPK archives, the National Documentation Wing Islamabad and Forman Christian College, in preserving and digitizing their collections.
It will drop down from the archive button and explain that any post you archive can be found by clicking the archive button.
"Until now, document imaging service bureaus had to use two different microfilms, one for Fujifilm Archive Recorders and one for other LED based systems such as any Kodak branded system which may still be in place," said Randy Petree, national account manager, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Industrial and Corporate New Business Development Division.
The company has also expanded its Archive Manager Suite with the new Social Media Module, a tool to monitor and mitigate brand damage caused by improper social media communication, enabling companies to adhere to regulatory compliance and audit requirements.
The Watheq (archive) initiative by the National Archives was intended to preserve ongoing, reference and historical documents that could be valuable in writing the UAE's history.
The final section, "Responsibilities," highlights the relationships between the archive, the archived, and their various interpreters --researchers, family members, editors and biographers.
Warning in case of unpacking a partly-encrypted archive
Summary: Sony today announced new additions to its line-up of next-generation Optical Disc Archive solutions.

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