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To: "Ralf Gross" <Ralf-Lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: compression
From: "Jordan Mendler" <jmendler@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 11:58:04 -0700
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Cool. I will give that a shot. Right now I am just using rsync and
rdiff-backup scripts, but it would be nice to have a frontend in addition to
command line.

Thanks so much,

On 9/15/07, Ralf Gross <Ralf-Lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Jordan Mendler schrieb:
> >
> > 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.
> A very nice tool for backups is backuppc which stores all backed up
> files in a pool and uses hardlinks to map these files to the real
> backup. There is only one copy of each file in the pool regardless of
> on how may clients this file exist (De-duplication). You can use
> backuppc with tar/rsync/smb and with compression.
> Ralf

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