Overview of Zip files Action

Automation Workshop includes Zip files Action - an advanced tool for data archiving, compression and encryption. Action supports multiple archive formats, various compression levels, secure data encryption, multi-volume archives, exceptionally large archive sizes, Unicode filenames and more.

Zip files Action can create new archives, update already existing ones as well as add new files to the archives. Enhance input parameters using variables provided by Triggers and Actions.

Features & highlights:
  • Automatically zip files and folders in the most popular and compatible Zip archive format.
  • Supports Zip, Tar, Tar.gz, Tar.bz2, gz and bz2 archive formats.
  • Multi-volume archive, Unicode filename and Large archive support for most complex data storage scenarios.
  • Protect sensitive files from unauthorized access with ultra-secure Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
  • Supports creating new archives as well as updating already existing ones.
  • Process files based on their age - either new files or old files, as specified.
Usage examples:
  • Zip files automatically to save disk space and reduce file transfer times.
  • Secure sensitive files with strong AES 256-bit encryption before sending them in email.
  • Split archive into multiple volumes to store them on removable media like optical disks or memory cards.
  • Compress the whole folder into one file for easier transfer.

Zip files

Action propertiesDetails
ArchiveSpecify files to compress, the archive type and name.
OptionsChoose compression level, file encryption method and whether subfolders of specified folder are added to archive.
AdvancedEnable Unicode filename and Large archive support. Split archive into volumes.
FilterSpecify which files will not be added to archive by using file masks as well as file dates.
AttributesSpecify file attribute pattern that will determine which files will be added to archive and which not.
ErrorsChoose errors that lead to On Error behavior.
On ErrorSet the number of retries performed upon Action error; specify report email From and To addresses, run a different Task, switch to another Action of the same Task or stop the Task entirely.
Additional notes and resources:
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