rsync and compression

lewis Eklund butler lbutler at
Sun Apr 27 06:11:47 GMT 2008

I have a directory that I backup using rsync with --link-dest and hard  
links, but I would like the files in that directory to be zipped to  
conserve space.  They are very large log text files (hundreds of megs)  
that compress 90% or more.

Is there some way to do this so that all the files rsync backs up get  

The only thing I can think of is manually compressing the directories  
after rsync runs, but that seems like quite a waste or time and  

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