0.7.1 released - support for gzipped increments

Ben Escoto bescoto@stanford.edu
Sun, 24 Mar 2002 23:48:30 -0800

Also on the web page at


is a script which you can run on your pre-0.7.1 destination directory
to compress the increments.  It saved me a couple GB out of a 10GB
mirror directory, but YMMV of course.

New in v0.7.1 (2002/03/25)

Now by default .snapshot and .diff increments are compressed with
python's internal gzip.  The new increments format is backwards
compatible, but only rdiff-backup >0.7.1 will be able to restore if
any gzipped increments are present.

Added --no-compression and --no-compression-regexp to control which
files are compressed.

Ben Escoto