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[Fixed] Backups no longer funtion (7-zip can't allocate required memory)

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[Fixed] Backups no longer funtion (7-zip can't allocate required memory)

Ever since the upgrade to PA.c Platform 13, my backups consistently fail with an error that "7-zip can't allocate required memory" during backup.

Even running the command manually doesn't allow for the backup to complete. However, if I run the command manually, instead using my local x64 install of 7-zip, the command runs as expected and I don't get the error.

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Windows 8.1 Pro x64
24GB RAM
Local 7-zip v15.05beta
PA.c Platform v13
PA.c 7-zip v15.14 (Per the PA.c Platform's App folder 7-zip readme file)

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Command Line

The platform uses the command line x86 version of 7-Zip. Try grabbing the standalone version here: http://www.7-zip.org/download.html

Then browse to your \PortableApps\PortableApps.com\App\7-Zip directory and copy in the 3 files from the x64 directory within the standalone 7z download.

Please post back if that works and I'll have 13.1 autoswitch to x64 as available.

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x64 Works

I dropped in the x64 versions of the 7zip standalone and the issue has gone away.

I'm not sure if 7-zip changed anything massive recently, but the memory usage has skyrocketed when it's running, that may be expected though.

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Major update

Platform 13 is the first version to use the new 7-Zip 15 as opposed to the older 2010 release.

You using "Max Compression"? That takes a lot more memory.

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Yup. I've always used that

Yup. I've always used that though. I never noticed it using quite as much memory, but it's not an issue IMO.

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Automatic Switching

I've added automatic switching between 7-zip 32-bit and 64-bit to the Backup and Restore functions in the platform that will be released shortly.

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Fixed in 14.0

Platform 14 adds in automatic switching to 7-Zip 64-bit for improved performance and better memory handling. If you see any issues like the above recur, please let us know.

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