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zip file indexing of backup files

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I use cobian backup to run regular compressed backups.  If I wanted to retrieve something later, I would have to remember when I archived it.  Knowing this forces me to do full backups regularly when I might prefer to simply archive some of it permenantly.  I'm not looking for an enterprise solution for this as we are talking about personal backups.  Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Have you consider a progam like acronis true image where you could mount the backup image and then you could search the backup images as needed.

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The data is pulled from multiple sources (ftp sites and 3 local PCs).  I'd like to have a single searchable index for all of it.
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>  I'd like to have a single searchable index for all of it.

Then consider using a traditional backup application, which will give you a lot more functionality.  Symantec BackupExec, HP Data Protector, ... many are available.
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OK.  I can go with that.  Are there any free options that will give me the indexing I am lookingn for?
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I'm not aware of free backup software programs.  Of the business SW packages, most do have 30- or 60-day free evals, though.
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