7-zip stability?

  • Nobody/Anonymous


    I'm new here. Just tested 7z for a week. I don't care much about the functions. I'm only interested to use the 7z format to compress and decompress important data.

    Is 7-zip 4.15 & 3.13 stable enough to use for critical data backup?


    • Nobody/Anonymous

      3.13 certainly is.  Officially everything since then has been a developement version, but I more trust in Igor's betas than in some fully released software.  To be safe with the betas, don't use newly introduced features.

    • Ares

      Ares - 2005-01-27

      I've been using 7-zip since the early 4.x betas, and whenever there was a stability issue it was fixed *very* quickly.  I too trust Igor's betas more than most others'.  I'm using 4.15 and having no problems, and I use 7-zip on a daily basis.

      If you want to be 100% sure of stability, use 3.13.  Personally, I trust the 7-zip betas too.  The only major archive-corrupting bug I've ever seen during my use was in 4.11b and was fixed in two days with 4.12b.



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