I have a windows server 2012 server pulling a backup of my database every day but need to compress it. Can I use Task Scheduler to automatically zip my SQL file and delete the larger original file?

  • Why not write a batch file to do this? Of course you should be able to create the dump and compress it using any number of tools
    – Ramhound
    Jun 7, 2016 at 23:25
  • Short answer. Yes
    – DavidPostill
    Jun 8, 2016 at 12:25
  • Can you recommend me a tool/link? I've tried using 7Zip but have been unsuccessful with their tutorials. Also, size of my zip files from 7zip seem to be nearly double than that of a zip file from winzip.
    – awoitte
    Jun 8, 2016 at 18:30


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