Can you recommend a backup utlility for zipping and archiving files on a daily basis?

Jay May 24, 2011

I am looking for a software that will back up my files on specified folders. The files should be zipped or compressed before moved to another drive or directory on the same computer.

This backup should happen on a daily basis and should not overwrite backups from previous days.

Compression saves filespace by 10 times for text files. Please help in recommending a software for this!

  1. James Bruce
    May 26, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    and on Mac, you could use automator to do it all very simply.  //

  2. Bruce Epper
    May 26, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    If you are using a *nix system, you can do this with a simple shell script that is run by cron.  If you are using Windows and you have a command-line compression tool, you can do this with a .cmd file inserted into the Task Scheduler.  If you are using Windows and have .NET 2.0 or later and PowerShell installed, you can do it with a custom cmdlet that is run by the Task Scheduler.

    May 25, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Hello, WinZip can do the job.  They provide a 45 day trial version:

  4. Tina
    May 24, 2011 at 11:38 pm


    what is your operating system?