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How to Top up a winrar archive with new files

I back up to Amazon glacier storage, which accepts winrar archive.
I have just spent two days creating the winrar archive of all my files and folders!
Going forward, how best to keep the glacier storage in sync?

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Bill Prew

8/22/2022 - Mon
Bill Prew

Up front, I'm not an Amazon Glacier expert.

That said, after you archived all your files and folders into a single rar archive, how did you get it to Glacier.  Did you use some sort of import utility that unrar'ed it there and added all the files and folders to a vault?  Or did you just upload the rar as a file you are backing up?

What platform are you on, and what client are you using to push content to Glacier?


Hi Bill, I use FastGlacier, a third party app, to get the files up to aws.
That program estimates it will take five days to upload it all!!
So, I anticipate I will do this process about every three months, uploading all new files since today's first upload. And every three months after that...
So I need to be able to find a process to determine all file changes and new files since today's date and upload them only.
I guess I could do a search on my home storage and sort by date and send them to a new rar file, but if there was a way to append all changes to the existing rar, and upload only those changes, then that would maintain the correct folder structure...
Bill Prew

So did you just back up a single RAR file from you system to Glacier, or did you have FastGlacier select drives/folders and send up individual files?

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Walt Forbes

HI Bill,
I created a single archive from all the files and folders on the storage drive.

FastGlacier uploads the .rar file to glacier by breaking it down into over 9000 parts, in batches of 8 at a time, each part is 64mb in size.

At the moment I am on day 2 and it is uploading parts 897 - 904 of 9134, so some ways to go yet!!
Bill Prew

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