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I have a client with a large company file (300MB+). I need to reduce the file without loosing access to the data.

What is the difference between archiving and compressing the file. I'd like to split it into two company files by date rang and still be able to access the data in each.

Suggestions??

Thanks in advance.
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mapalaska2003
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Wasim Akram ShaikCommented:
This is an extract with reference to Unix Files, I am sure this would mean the same way in any other operating system...

ftp://www-uxsup.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/doc/redhat/redhat7.3/rhl-gsg-en-7.3/s1-managing-compressing-archiving.html



An archive file is a collection of files and directories that are stored in one file. The archive file is not compressed — it uses the same amount of disk space as all the individual files and directories combined. A compressed file is a collection of files and directories that are stored in one file and stored in a way that uses less disk space than all the individual files and directories combined. If you do not have enough disk space on your computer, you can compress files that you do not use very often or files that you want to save but do not use anymore. You can even create an archive file and then compress it to save disk space.

So basically you can compress the file and continue to access it, but if you archive it, you may have to unarchive it to use it..
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