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File system/directory compression

Created: 17 Aug 2012 • Updated: 20 Aug 2012 | 2 comments
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SF 6.0 comes with VxFS which support file level compression.

Is there any plan to implement file system/directory level compression?

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RyanJancaitis's picture

vxcompress can be run with either files or directories as a parameter.  When passing a directory, all files in that directory will be compressed.

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CMilani's picture

Also check the feature in VOM 5.0, it actually allows you to select which file system/directory level  to compress, report on compression across multiple servers and verify the status of compressing jobs.

Just navigate to the file system (SF 6.0 w/ layout version 9 or later) that you want to compress and click on the compression tab. There you could start a compressing job on demand, schedule compression, and verify compression status. Also check the report 'Savings by File System Compression'.

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