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How long could it take to ZIP my wwwroot with around 2.74 GB of files and folders? [closed]

How long could it take to ZIP my wwwroot with around 2.74 GB of files and folders? [closed]

I want to Zip and backup my wwwroot folder which has around 127 sites and 2.74 GB of data. How long could it take to Zip a folder of this size (appx. 94,329 files and 23,368 folders) and is it safe to maintain Zip archives this way?

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bert [Entry]

"How long does it take to Zip a folder
of this size (appx. 100,000 files)?

how long is a piece of string? :)

that depends on the specifications of the computer and the type of data.

is it safe to maintain Zip archives
this way?

perfectly safe, ZIP archives don't deteriorate :)

in fact, many backup programs use ZIP compression."
bert [Entry]

"exactly what I was saying to you ...

I use :

zip (low compression) for low importance stuff and for sending to newbies (better than no compression)

rar (middle compression) for important stuff in a direct network or straigt on a media support ... (network, media supports)

7z (high compression) when I want it highly compressed to put online and I have time to wait to upload faster with less bandwith ... (internet mostly)"
bert [Entry]

"Running Windows 7's default Zip capability was no use (it ran into problems over unknown chartacters in some files) as described above.

I Rar-ed the file using WinRar and it took around 40 minutes for the entire file to be created without errors. Thanks and this seems to be a quick way of making backups.

Copying that many files from one drive to another (without compression) is a pain. Thanks!"
"Running Windows 7's default Zip capability was no use (it ran into problems over unknown chartacters in some files) as described above.

I Rar-ed the file using WinRar and it took around 40 minutes for the entire file to be created without errors. Thanks and this seems to be a quick way of making backups.

Copying that many files from one drive to another (without compression) is a pain. Thanks!"
Mivmor [Entry]

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