> ===> what I would do is to use a compression program like ZIP
> that would compress everything in a directory and its subdirectories
> (preserving the tree structure). Then copy that single file
> to the AS/400
> for backup. There are hidden files and system files on the PC, but
> ZIP can be instructed to include these too. If you are not doing
> anything else on the PC, there should be no locks (but I have
> a small amount of ignorance here too).

You can also (using the command line version of WinZip) use the -u option,
which will only add new or changed files to the archive. That way you can
(once you have a base archive to work with) do a kind of incremental backup.


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