Support rzip compression

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Support rzip compression

Post by Guest » Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:43 pm

I've used Partimage for quite a while via the System Rescue CD http://www.sysresccd.org , very useful.

The new System Rescue CD 0.2.15 contains rzip, http://rzip.samba.org/ , a compression program designed for huge and redundant files.

Since this is the case for all of my disk images, could rzip compression be added as an option? I bet compression ratio would improve.

DW

Post by DW » Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:51 pm

The two biggest disadvantages are that you can't pipeline rzip (so it can't read from standard input or write to standard output), and that it uses lots of memory.

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