[Samba] compressed file VFS

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 09:13:00 MDT 2011

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 11:11 AM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.


John M. Drescher

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