Compression tests performed with Relax and Recover (rear) with the BACKUP=NETFS workflow
The default values defined in
/usr/share/rear/conf/default.conf are the following:
BACKUP_PROG=tar BACKUP_PROG_SUFFIX=".tar" BACKUP_PROG_COMPRESS_OPTIONS="--gzip" BACKUP_PROG_COMPRESS_SUFFIX=".gz"
However, we can easily overrule these setting in the
/etc/rear/local.conf file. To use
bzip2 define the following variables in the
Another compression method is
We have performed some compression tests with rear:
We may conclude that the generic compression method selected (
gzip) is a good choice.