command line ZIP

Problems with the Windows version of XAMPP, questions, comments, and anything related.

command line ZIP

Postby imacg » 07. June 2012 13:58


I'm using BackupBuddy on a WordPress install on localhost running on XAMPP but get a warning that "Your server does not support command line ZIP. Backups will be performed in compatibility mode."

Is there any way I can fix this in XAMPP..? i.e. get it to support command line ZIP..


Posts: 1
Joined: 07. June 2012 13:50
Operating System: Windows Vista SP1

Re: command line ZIP

Postby gray » 13. February 2013 00:37

I as well was having quite a difficult he find information on this. Since you're running XAMPP, like I do, that means that your base operating system is Windows.

You can see this by typing this into your browser window: http://localhost/xampp/phpinfo.php

According to the backup buddy help file,, under the compatibility mode section it recommends

If you are running on a Windows server you will need to install the Windows zip.exe executable (we do not provide support for setting this up, though the readme.txt in the file does help).

So go download the file from this link:

And then put the zip.exe file in the web root directory of your WordPress install. This is the same directory where index.php and wp-config.php reside. Zip.exe is used by the main BackupBuddy plugin for creating full and DB only backups.

Hopefully now things should run much more smoothly and faster.
Posts: 1
Joined: 12. February 2013 23:51
Operating System: Windows 7

Return to XAMPP for Windows

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Altrea and 87 guests