Lesson 17. File Archives

Goals

Image Create and open archive files via Finder

Image Create and manage disk images via Disk Utility

Archiving and backup are both synonymous with copying data to another location for safekeeping, yet in the context of this guide, they are different processes serving different purposes. In OS X, archiving is typically a manual process that involves creating compressed copies of selected data. Archive formats are efficient from a storage and data transfer perspective, but they generally require user interaction.

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