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  Reply # 1784344 18-May-2017 16:41
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ISO's an interesting idea. I'm not sure it'll have any advantages over zip... any thoughts?





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  Reply # 1784394 18-May-2017 18:36
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With the archivers you want zero compression, often called wrap. No point compressing things already compressed. You mentioned it, but it wasn't clear to me if the tests were performed with wrap. I recall that 7z has a choice of compression algorithm. If looking at iso could also look at vmdk/avhd.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1784396 18-May-2017 18:43
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Btw, what were the reasons for open source? For rar creation need to purchase but looks like 7z and many others support opening .rar.



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  Reply # 1784429 18-May-2017 19:26
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gzt: With the archivers you want zero compression, often called wrap. No point compressing things already compressed. You mentioned it, but it wasn't clear to me if the tests were performed with wrap. I recall that 7z has a choice of compression algorithm. If looking at iso could also look at vmdk/avhd.

 

I tested with no compression, store only.

 

gzt: Btw, what were the reasons for open source? For rar creation need to purchase but looks like 7z and many others support opening .rar.

 

Mostly that I didn't want to pay for Winrar, but also wider support if something goes wrong in the future.





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  Reply # 1784471 18-May-2017 20:44
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Winrar remains fully functional after the suggested trial period. It could be worth evaluating.



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  Reply # 1784481 18-May-2017 21:11
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Ah, but I'd rather not steal it, especially if there's alternatives.





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  Reply # 1784512 19-May-2017 00:16
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timmmay:

 

Ah, but I'd rather not steal it, especially if there's alternatives.

 

 

AIUI, you can use the command line version of rar without payment. It can easily be scipted to do what you want.




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  Reply # 1784527 19-May-2017 05:41
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Great, I'll look into that thanks :)





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  Reply # 1784743 19-May-2017 14:11
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timmmay: ISO's an interesting idea. I'm not sure it'll have any advantages over zip... any thoughts? 

 

Not to sure. I've had corrupt zip files that I couldn't open but could always mount an ISO.

 

 


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  Reply # 1784757 19-May-2017 14:36
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timmmay:

Ah, but I'd rather not steal it, especially if there's alternatives.


Just for the record I was genuinely suggesting an evaluation..



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  Reply # 1784759 19-May-2017 14:37
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I'm thinking zip with par2 might be the answer. I'll keep the archives below 4GB, I don't like huge files for archiving anyway.





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