Zip Backup archive failed

Just attempted to do a Zip archive to an external USB flash drive. My 7.5 GB database failed. I checked what was on the flash drive and it was a 4.5 GB Zip file.

What do you mean by "My 7.5 GB database failed.”?

That’s the message DT gave me when it was done doing its thing.

Is there sufficient space on the thumb drive?
How much free space is on your internal drive?

It’s a 30 GB drive with 29.5 left. My internal is a 1 TB with 500 GB left.

The thumb drive is formatted as MS-DOS (FAT32), if that makes any difference.

I would try creating the archive on your desktop and see if it behaves differently.