Anybody used gzip with --rsyncable to increase dedupe efficiency and does it actually help?
People still like to do app/database dump and pickups its all good until they compress the dumps and you convert the pickup backup from tape to disk dedupe. Since dedupe doesn’t like compressed files as a source there’s rumors that --rsyncable option will help here.
This option uses a totally different compression algorithm that's rsync friendly and only increases the compressed size by about 1% when compared to the regular flavoured gzip file.
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