Automatic ZIP Backup Software

Zip Backup

Zip backup is a method of reducing storage size used for data copies. To optimize backup storage, it is wise to compress some backups to ZIP files and reduce the space that you use for something other data you may need.

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ZIP Backup Software

Creating a Single Archive or Compressing Separate Files

Creating a Single Archive or Compressing Separate Files

Handy Backup features the integrated ZIP backup compression algorithm. Any data that you back up with Handy Backup can be automatically compressed in a single ZIP backup file, or in multiple ZIP files for each file or folder backed up.

Convenient Setup for ZIP Compression Backup

Convenient Setup for ZIP Compression Backup

Handy Backup is an example of backup software with ZIP compression, with a convenient interface and all backup-related options defined through tasks. Each task carries its individual settings (backup ZIP compression, encryption, scheduling, and other) and may include any amount of data.

What to Backup to ZIP

Here is a brief list of what can be backed up with ZIP compression in Handy Backup:

File-specific settings
  • Disk Image Backup. In terms of saving storage space during disk imaging, the best effect will be achieved not through ZIP backup compression, but through skipping sectors that are not occupied by any files. And as regards, particularly, ZIP compression of a hard disk drive backup, the compression ratio is practically unpredictable.
  • Database Backup. Handy Backup features rich set of functions related to backing up databases of different types. Most data imported from DBMS can be compressed quite well, producing files smaller by up to 50%. Learn more about database backup.

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How to Make ZIP Backup

It is simple but somehow depends on the task wizard mode selected on Step 1. In the Simple Mode, you can set up your ZIP compression on the Step 4 of 6. Just check the "Compress the backup data to save space" option and select a type of packing (separate files or unified archive) that you need. On the Advanced Mode, this option will be Step 5 of 8 but in all other aspects it has no differences with a simple-mode action.

How to Make ZIP Backup

Attention: Because the system not compute increments for ZIP-packed files, you cannot use the Incremental Backup or Mixed Incremental option (on Step 4 of the Advanced Mode wizard) if you plan to pack backups into ZIP archives. (Still, you can use full or differential backup instead.)

Using External ZIP Compression Utilities

With Handy Backup, user can select an external compressing software execution before or after the backup task. This action is realized through the pre- and post-action engine built in Handy Backup.

Using External ZIP Compression Utilities

To run an external compression program, enter the command line describing this task on Step 7 of the task creation wizard. Just check an appropriate box and enter the command line. This is the sort of a "preliminary" or "aftermath" backup, compared to "on-the-fly" backup with a built-in tool.

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