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2.5.6. Creating, viewing and unpacking an archive

Important points:

  • The hosting account must have enough free disk space to place the archive file. It is recommended to have free space that is approximately equal to or greater than the amount of archived data. If there is not enough space, the archive will not be created.
  • Archives are created in the format zip.
  • To get an archive with the contents root directory site or subdomain it is more convenient to use a backup: tocreate backup and download the resulting archive on your PC. This method does not require free space in the hosting account.

To create an archive with filemanager do the following:

  1. Select the files and directories that you want to archive, right-click on them and select “Create archive»:
  2. Specify the name of the archive to be created and confirm the operation:

To view the contents of an archive using filemanager go to the directory with the archive and double-click on it - a window will open in which you can see which files and directories the archive contains:

Important points:

  • The hosting account must have enough free disk space (volume and inodes) for placing the contents of the archive.
  • The integrity of the archive must not be compromised. The damaged archive may not be unpacked.
  • Due to differences in the versions of the used archiver / unpacker, archives in the format rar or 7z... In such a situation, repack the archive on your PC in the format zip.

To unpack the archive using filemanager do the following:

  1. Change to the directory with the archive you want to unpack.
  2. Select the archive, right-click on it and select “Unpack archive»:
  3. Specify the name of the subdirectory of the current directory where you want to unpack the archive, or clear the field for unpacking into the current directory, confirm the operation: