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Old 03-16-2007, 11:41 PM   #1
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I need a file compresser utility that can pack more than 4 million HTML files (totaling a bit over 40GB), into a single 4.5GB archive. Ideally, this archive will be able to be accessed (and a single file pulled out), without loading the entire archive. The archive file will be created on a 3.2 GHz Intel Celeron machine, with 512MB of RAM. Is this possible? What file compression utility should I use?
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:56 PM   #2
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Good Luck lol....I don't think anything can compress 40gb into 4gb, thats just way too much, and on a Celeron you would be there for years...The best file compressor that I know about is WinACE or WinRAR, but I can guarantee you won't be compressing 40gb into 4.5

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Old 03-17-2007, 12:08 AM   #3
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I know that it's possible with one file compresser: when I recieved these files they were compressed in 7zip format and totaled about 6GB. I deleted 40 to 50% of the files, but cannot use 7zip to recompress the files for two reasons:
1) The 7zip format (to the best of my knowledge), requires you to load the entire archive in order to extract one file.
2) I get "Error: Unable to allocate required memory." (or something like that) when I try.

I know I don't have the best computer setup, but I put it together for $150!
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:13 AM   #4
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I agree with Matty, split your files and use Winrar.
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:33 AM   #5
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That's not the easiest thing to do, the files I need to compress are located in 3,114 main folders, which are each sub-divided. Some of these main folders contain a couple hundred files, some contain a couple ten thousand.
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:41 AM   #6
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Sorry my friend, I'm at a loss to give a solution. Why not just mirror the image.
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:47 AM   #7
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Mirror the image? Whatever do you mean?

The properties window finally finished updating, and the folder that needs compressed is smaller than I thought it was: its actual size is 27.6GB, its size on the disk is 36GB and it is comprised of 3,215,944 files located in 62,044 folders.

What I'm really asking for is a free file compressor that can compress HTML well.
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Sorry, I forgot the compression aspect.
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