The usecase I have that I would like to use this for is copying the Testsuite around:
I don't want it to be archived with the build on the Jenkins master as that would use up a lot of space over time.
I don't want to use a git step on all the CI slaves (about 30 currently) because I am not allowed to have the source of the application on those machines.
I want to archive a set of files, give the set a name and be able to unarchive the set of files on any node within the workflow. After the flow execution the archives should be gone. (Maybe a different name for that step would be good like tar or pack or something similar)
(reposting due to being affected by the data loss; not sure if the comment above is a response to this)