Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

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?

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

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.

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

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.