#35159 – My backup is split into separate files

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Friday, 30 April 2021 02:06 CDT
sergio0187

Hi,

I have enabled post processing to dropbox and it splits all backups into 2GB files, 1 ZIP file and the rest Z01, Z02, etc.. Can it also upload the whole file into 1 large zip?

If not, will it extract all parts together?

Thanks for this great tool by the way. I'm happy I can backup anything with it!

 

Kind regards

 

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PHP version (in x.y.z format) 7.4
Akeeba Solo version (x.y.x) 7.5.6
 
Friday, 30 April 2021 03:05 CDT
tampe125

Hello,

that's the expected behavior. PHP executable can only handle files up to 2Gb, otherwise it will raise an internal error, unless you're on a 64-bit platform with a 64-bit executable. This means that if your backup is larger than 2Gb, Akeeba Backup will split it into smaller files.

In order to restore your backup, you will need all the pieces, but the restoration process won't change. Kickstart will automatically extract all pieces one by one.



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Friday, 30 April 2021 07:09 CDT
sergio0187

Thank you Davide,

Can I also extract it to my computer without kickstart?

 
Friday, 30 April 2021 08:07 CDT
tampe125

In most cases yes. The thing is that there are several different implementations of the ZIP algorithm so you could end up with a software that can't extract it.

Let's say that, unless your archive is corrupted, if you use 7-zip to extract your archive, most likely it will work. If you use Kickstart, it will definitively work.



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Sunday, 30 May 2021 20:17 CDT
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