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Re: compression

To: "Eric Sandeen" <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: compression
From: "Jordan Mendler" <jmendler@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 20:05:48 -0700
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Do you know if there any plans to implement compression any time in the
somewhat near future?

Thanks, Jordan

On 9/11/07, Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Jordan Mendler wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I searched the mailing list archive and could not find an answer. We are
> > currently using XFS on Linux for a 17TB Volume used for backups. We are
> > running out of space, so rather than order another array, I would like
> to
> > try to implement filesystem-level compression. Does XFS support any type
> of
> > compression? If not, are there any other ways to optimize for more space
> > storage? We are doing extensive rsyncs as our method of backups, so
> gzipping
> > on top of the filesystem is not really an option.
> >
> > Thanks so much,
> > Jordan
> >
> No native compression in xfs... and it's not got a lot of space
> overhead, to start with.
> If you're keeping multiple copies of things via complete nightly rsync
> backups, there are mechanisms that just symlink files which haven't
> changed... Or, have you looked into incremental backups via xfsdump?
> Dunno if any of that helps, or if you've already thought of such
> things.  :)
> -Eric

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