[zfs-discuss] Compression test
roedie at roedie.nl
Sun Aug 11 09:01:00 EDT 2013
I did some tests with compression and ZFS to determine which
compression is good enough for our backup strategy. But, I just share
them in case anyone is interested. My conclusion was that I will enable
lz4 compression on our production storage since the overhead is
negligible and for our backup environment I will use gzip-1. Time and
compressionratio was important for me.
The file set was 3.6TB in size and contained only images in various
formats. I had one volume containing the uncompressed data and copied it
to new volumes with the correct compression enabled.
No Compress (baseline):
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