Storage compression patch for Rsync (unfinished)

Ville Herva vherva at
Fri Jan 17 20:08:00 EST 2003

On Wed, Jan 15, 2003 at 03:23:19AM -0800, you [jw schultz] wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 15, 2003 at 11:50:27AM +0100, Harald Fielker wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > i am using Rsync for making backups of a MySQL database. The MySQL files can 
> > be compressed about 1:10 and i want to make use of this fact.
> > 
> > Rsync currently doesn't support saving files in a compressed state. I 
> > personally think this should be a feature for the filesystem (in the sense of 
> > "synchronised files") but currently there is no such filesystem for Linux 
> > available.
> e2compr is not dead.  See

Yep, and I've been using it for almost three years for backing up 20+
windows workstations onto a linux server with the rsync + cp -al hard link
tree trick.

Had great success so far.

(That's a linux-2.2.x server - the e2compr 2.4 patch seemed shaky last I

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