DO NOT REPLY [Bug 4383] New: Idea: Store files in compressed format and visa versa

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Fri Feb 9 06:36:15 GMT 2007

           Summary: Idea: Store files in compressed format and visa versa
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.0.0
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: kilburna at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

The -z compresses files or deltas in transist, but on the receiver side
(assuming push) files are stored in uncompressed form. What would be useful is
to store the file in compressed format much like gzip or bzip2 does. 

A switch to store compressed or uncompressed could be used in push or pull.

This might not be so easy because sync uses "context-compression" by "priming"
the compressor with hits and discarding the compressed output, but I put it up
as an idea because we are storing >3TB of data.

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