Zipping SMS Backup Files Zipping SMS Backup Files coulters (IS/IT--Management) (OP) 27 Jan 08 06:14 Would there be an issue in restoring (if necessary) if we zip and compress all of the SMS 2003 backup files? RE: Zipping SMS Backup Files tbrennans (TechnicalUser) 28 Jan 08 09:52 I cant think of why it would be an issue, other than you would have to Unzip them when you went to restore a system.I have never tried that. So I'd give it a test run in the lab before I implemented it in production. Actually its not a bad idea to restore the production backup on a server in the test lab once a year (at least) anyway. I've read dozens of times where admins thought the backup was going well for years, and it never was.