Video Screencast Help
Give us your opinion and win with Symantec! Please help us by taking this survey to tell us about your experience with Symantec Connect, so that we can continue to grow and improve.  Take the survey.

Compression Ratio

Created: 20 Nov 2012 • Updated: 20 Nov 2012 | 2 comments

Hi, i have a question about the compression ratio that is showing in the tape.

Leave a picture

Why sometimes say 1.5:1 and other is 1.4:1 ?? 

I have set compression rate by hardware.

Thanks!

Comments 2 CommentsJump to latest comment

theOnkar's picture

Hello,

The average file compresses at a 2:1 ratio when hardware compression is used. Higher and lower compression occur depending on the type of files being backed up.

Refer to : http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH49521

If this response answers your concern, please mark it as a "solution"

pkh's picture

The average file compresses at a 2:1 ratio when hardware compression is used.

There is no such thing as an average file compression ratio.  How much compression depends on the nature of the file.