Compressed backup

Matthias Munnich munnich at
Wed May 22 13:16:02 EST 2002


I am using rsync for backup on the disks of a Linux backup server.
Obviously the server could store more data it the data were
compressed. I read the "rsync -> tar" thread. Unfortunately, a 
compressed file system for Linuthere does not seem to exist yet. 
However, rsync can use compression for file transfer.

Would it be possible to implement an option to store the data on the 
backup server in the compressed chunks use for the file transfer?   
It would save space and should also speedup a later rsynchronization. 

Matthias Munnich
Univ. of California, Los Angeles
Inst. of Geophysics and Planetary Physics

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