[Samba] compressed file VFS

Jean-Pierre jean-pierre.andre at wanadoo.fr
Wed Mar 30 09:08:09 MDT 2011

John Drescher wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 9:41 AM, Andreas Moroder
> <andreas.moroder at sb-brixen.it>  wrote:
>> 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 ?
> On top of the fuse modules mentioned a previous link, there are also 3
> filesystems under linux that support compression. btrfs, reiser4 and
> zfs. All like the fuse modules are considered experimental and I would
> avoid reiser4 since the main developer Hans Reiser is in jail.

And ntfs (ntfs-3g)....


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