Long path/file names

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Kmitza
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Long path/file names

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Hi,
im trying to backup (imported from Gravity) a folder on my server which has verly long path and file names in it.

Getting the following error:
ERR 2021-10-26 17:04:48 An error occurred while creating the monolithic archive: The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must be less than 260 characters, and the directory name must be less than 248 characters.

The backup is not created.
2021-10-26 17:04:53 The monolithic archive "C:\Windows\TEMP\XXXXXXX.zip" has been created. Files in archive: 0. Folders: 6933. Ignored files: 0 Uncompressed size: 254,33 GB

Any chance this is implemented/supported ?

The Task was imported from Also Cobian Gravity 11 which is giving me the following error, but still completes the backup:
ERR 2021-10-23 05:16 An error occurred while testing the archive "C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\XXXXXXXX 2021-10-22 22;17;10 (Full).zip": Hashed list of file names is invalid - Native error: 00059

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There is a warning about this when you selected Monolithic. Standard zip files doesn't have support for long file names.
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cobian wrote: 26 Oct 2021, 19:21 There is a warning on this when you selected Monolithic. Standard zip files doesn't have support forl long file names.
So what is the solution?
Wait until we can use another engine like 7zip?

I want to create 1 backup file for each backup, and keep x copies of the backups.
Gravity creates 1 file of size 240+Gb.
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You could compress the files with 7zip externally as a Pre-backup event.
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cobian wrote: 26 Oct 2021, 20:11 You could compress the files with 7zip externally as a Pre-backup event.
Any plans to add 7zip engine, as it is in Gravity?
Or other engines?
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If I get some time to make a fully working port to C#. :cry:
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Re: Long path/file names

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Good afternoon (in the Netherlands at least)

Another question about full pathnames.

In Gravity the full pathname was shown in the "taskbar" of Cobian.
In Reflector only see the filename is shown.

I have been searching the options but cannot find the tickbox to alter this situation.
Could you please advise me on this?

Thanks

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Will be added for the next version.
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Hi,
Any idea when the next release will be available?
7zip is just so useful.
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1.0 is not even out yet. :)
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