Should rdiff-backup compress increments?
Thu, 21 Mar 2002 12:56:34 -0800
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It seems it might be worthwhile for rdiff-backup to compress
increments. So instead of writing
which are just a copy of foo and an uncompressed diff of bar, write
which are those files compressed with gzip or whatever.
There shouldn't be any problems with backwards compatibility, but
older versions wouldn't be able to recognize the *.gz files as
increments, so this would be the first break of forwards compatibility
since rdiff-backup's inception.
I suppose there should be various options, so that rdiff-backup
doesn't compress files already ending in gz, bz2, rpm, etc. It
probably also isn't worth it to compress small files (less than 4kb
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