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I realise that I should probably be writing command scripts or something to do this but I'm just a fancy pants software developer who is helping out do some file backup so I want a fast and dirty solution. Sorry.

Is there a tool for taking full size files, zipping them up and putting them somewhere for an archiving service to hoover up on a schedule? I need it to run unattended and daily. I already have Super File Synchronizer which seems to zip things for transfer but as far as I can work out unzips the files after transfer automatically and doesn't offer an option to keep them zipped or generate pre-zipped backups. I could be wrong about this.

I will scour the instructions while this question is here and see if I am wrong but in case I am not, any alternatives?

P.S. if you know that writing a command script would be easier and don't mind writing me some instructions that is fine. I'm not averse, just ignorant.

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What is your platform / OS? –  Khaled Dec 8 '10 at 10:41
    
Oh, sorry, Windows Server 2003 –  One Monkey Dec 8 '10 at 11:09
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In the end I have used a batch file to compress with 7Zip on a Schedule.

This: http://www.computerhope.com/batch.htm

helped me with the writing of my first batch file.

And this http://www.codejacked.com/zip-up-files-from-the-command-line/

gave me a push with the 7-Zip bit.

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The WinZip CLI should be able to do what you need. I use it in a scheduled batch file to zip up database backups.

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