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Are you using the right tools?

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Posted 21st March 2011 at 01:31 PM by Sergiu FUNIERU

Many times, people are using free tools in order to save money. While some free tools are very good for what have been designed, some of them lack some features that can make a huge difference in productivity, in security or in data storage/recovery.

For instance, zip is a very popular archive, so people use a free program like 7-zip to decompress a zip file. While it's nothing wrong with that, the same people also use it to create zip archives in order to backup information from their computer.

Zip archives are not protected against corruption. If, for any reason, a zip archives get corrupted, some information from it (in the best case) or all the information from it (in the worst case) become unusable.

For storing files inside an archive, it's best to use the rar format, with the recovery record. It can recover ALL the files from a corrupted archive. The problem is [... read more ...]
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