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Some of our log files are > 4GB, and the build-in windows zip will not compress them.

I need to get them off the box, and really don't want to download them uncompressed. I can't install any additional software on the box since it's a production server.

Is there any way to compress them, or am I stuck with downloading them as-is?

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You could grab a copy of the 7Zip executables and use the command line version without an actual install - just delete the files when complete.

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For the record, you need the .dll as well as the executable. –  chris Jan 10 '12 at 19:07

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