[Samba] compressed file VFS

Marcello Romani mromani at ottotecnica.com
Wed Mar 30 08:25:21 MDT 2011

Il 30/03/2011 15:41, Andreas Moroder ha scritto:
> Hallo,
> we have a clinical system that generate lot of files that once written
> are never changed. This file consume lot of disk and tape space*, so my
> idea was to compress this files. The problem is that it can happen, that
> the users have to open this files later.
> Is there a VFS module for samba that show gzipped** read only files as
> if they were standard files ?
> Bye
> Andreas
> * Disks are cheap, but the are no more disk-slots in the server and the
> server has to be up 24*7 so we can not simply change the disks
> ** bzip2 would be preferable because of the better compression, but the
> orginal size is not stored in the header so I assume it can not be used
> for this purpose

See also this interesting thread


where fusecompress is mentioned.

Marcello Romani

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