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ZIP BAK File

Any one zip a backup up?

Doing a 1GB now...how much compression do you think I'll get with PKZIP?

Let you know, and thanks for all the help with the network nightmare...
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Ratio will not be very impressive, but you may get it down to 600 to 800M. But I'd go for SQLLiteSpeed if you're after compression. Talking about impressive results!!!
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PkZip can only handle files up to either 2 Gb or 4 Gb, depending on the version. WinZip 9.0 can handle just about anything you want to give it. Both compress the backup to less than half the original size, and usually much less than that.

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WINZIP 8.0 Got me from 1GB to 200MB...guess the TLogs must have a lot of empty space.....
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That's pretty normal I just zipped a 1gb file to 198mb earlier today using WinZip. The transaction logs were pretty much non-existent.
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We transferred a database this way from another agency. They were able to pack a 2.5 GB BAK file into 510MB.

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