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[rdiff-backup-users] Compression of latest backup (mirrored files)

From: thfl
Subject: [rdiff-backup-users] Compression of latest backup (mirrored files)
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 16:48:39 +0200


I was playing around with rdiff-backup on OSX and I'm considering to use it for 
some local backups (instead of duplicity), especially because of the xattr 
support. But there is one thing that bothers me: 

By default rdiff-backup stores the latest backup (the "mirrored" files) as 
uncompressed files and thus is really wasting a lot of space. 
Is there any way to activate file compression for the latest backup? (The 
previous incremental backups are also stored compressed.)

I guess there must be an option for this, as it is not very useful to store a 
backup without compression. (IMO this would only make sense in case of true 
bidirectional sync (but rdiff-backup apparently is not made for this) or other 
special use cases.)

Thanks for any hint.

Best wishes

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