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.
Handy Backup has all instruments to backup data with ZIP compression, encryption and other features
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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.
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.
Here is a brief list of what can be backed up with ZIP compression in Handy 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.
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.)
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.
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.