A handy dandy proc that can be used to zip up a backup file to location specified. Also called from a backup script to automate the compression of all backups using PKZip command line utility. Make sure pkzip is in the path and found by the shell prior to using this script.
This script creates a stored proc to verify all backups in a media set and load their history into MSDB. I use this frequently when I get backup files from clients and want to use Enterprise Manager's intelligent restore selection to quickly get the database restored on a test machine.