Should rdiff-backup compress increments?

Louis-David Mitterrand
Fri, 22 Mar 2002 14:21:49 +0100

On Thu, Mar 21, 2002 at 09:49:13PM -0500, Nick Duffek wrote:
> On 21-Mar-2002, Ben Escoto wrote:
> >I suppose there should be various options, so that rdiff-backup doesn't
> >compress files already ending in gz, bz2, rpm, etc.
> How about an option to disable it entirely?  I've been planning to store
> the whole mirror on a compressed volume, in which case gzipping would
> waste CPU cycles.

What kind of filesystem compression do you use? I'd be interested in
implementing compression at the fs level for backups storage but can't
find anything satisfactory under Linux.

Thanks in advance,

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