File Archive Tools

For all long-term data storage, ITaP recommends use of the Fortress Archive system and compression/zip tools which are available below.

HSI and HTAR

Direct access to the Fortress Archive (HPSS) from your personal computer is only possible by using specialized client software from ITaP available below.
License: Purdue Site License

Refer to the Fortress documentation for details on how to install and use HSI and HTAR.

Keytabs can be generated from the Fortress Key generation page.

Compression / Zip Tools

There are many packages available for zip / compression of groups of files, but here are a few ITaP recommends.

  • 7-Zip
    Free Windows software that can handle all common formats as well as the faster and smaller 7z format.

    License: Free / No License Required

  • WinRAR
    Commercial Windows software that can handle most common formats.

    License: Free Trial / Full Available for Purchase

  • WinZip
    Commercial Windows software that can handle most common formats.

    License: Free Trial / Full Available for Purchase