7-Zip will work in conjunction with a batch file, on Windows, to zip a file automatically. Install the program and copy 7z.exe to the system32 directory. The syntax is this:
7z a myfile.zip myfile
That’s it, kids. Note: I don’t really understand how 7-zip is different than other zip utilities, but, the archive which it creates must be extracted by the same program. Other programs will say that the archive is corrupt.
@ECHO OFF cd "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ MYSQL\MySQL Server 5.5\data" 7z a myfile.zip myfile move myfile.zip "C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\getit\myfile.zip" cd "C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\getit" ping 184.108.40.206 -n 1 -w 600000>NUL del myfile.zip exit
I use something like this to create an archive which I can then download at my house via “wget” and a Linux cron job. Bada-boom, bada-bing.