[Samba] compressed file VFS

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 09:11:50 MDT 2011

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 11:08 AM, Jean-Pierre
<jean-pierre.andre at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> 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)....

Compression now works with that? For a long time it was not supported.


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