file compression on target side

Mag Gam magawake at
Mon Jan 19 16:05:00 GMT 2009

Thanks all.

I figured this was the only solution available. Too bad I am using
Linux and don't think my RAID controller is supported under Solaris.

On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Kyle Lanclos <lanclos at> wrote:
> You wrote:
>> The problem is, I am backing up a lot of ASCII .log, csv, and .txt
>> files. These files are large and can range anywhere from 1GB to 30GB.
>> I was wondering if on the target side (the backup side), if I can use
>> some sort of compression. I am using ext3 filesystem.
> One could always switch to the ZFS filesystem; compression is but one
> of many good reasons to do so.
> I'm not sure what an equivalent Linux-based solution would be.
> --Kyle

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