I had to copy a Tomcat log from our test machine to my laptop for closer examination. The file was over 2GB long (2119785999 bytes). Our test machine belongs to everyone, so no one maintains it correctly (yes, yes, I know…). Due to that it lack any tools but the bare minimum. It also lacks any 3rd party file archiver, so I used “Send to Compressed feautre” from Windows 7. I’m still awed about the result – it’s blazing fast and effective!
I run some tests and I could not believe the results. But here the are:
|Tool||Time||Size of archive|
|Windows 7||0m 45s||255,589B|
|7zip format 7zip, normal||3m 59s||467,694B|
|total commander packer||0m 55s||10,608,848B|
|7zip format zip, ultra||8m 41s||11,183,145B|
|7zip format zip, normal||3m 45s||13,927,373B|
Big respect to Microsoft for the result!