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MSSQL 2005 Restores from ZIP files

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Has anyone had issues/problems with storing their full backups as .zip files, unzipping these backups and having problems with a restore. I'm find out if there is a risk in zipping our .bak files for our production to ultimately save tape space ( off site storage is pricey for us)
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I don't foresee any problems with this. We have been archiving our .BAK files to .RAR format using WinRAR to save space for the past 3 years with no problems at all
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We scheduled SQL Server to do a differential backup twice during the course of the day; then a full backup at night. The next morning the DB Admin RARs the .BAK file and sends it to an offsite storage building.
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Unfortunately, I believe winRAR  is different Winzip, isn't it. I could be wrong of course.   I'm also looking for someone that may have had a problem with using the restore from it...
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Thank you !!!
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