[CentOS] SquashFS: how good is it?

Tue Oct 12 18:48:53 UTC 2010
Boris Epstein <borepstein at gmail.com>

On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 2:44 PM, JohnS <jses27 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-10-12 at 14:37 -0400, Boris Epstein wrote:
>> Hello listmates,
>> Have any of you used SquashFS?
>> See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SquashFS
>> We have tried it on small file sets, seems good but if you have
>> experience using it, especially to store/archive lage volumes of
>> files, please share your experience.
>> Thanks.
> ---
> It is used in the making of Live CDs as in Linux.  CentOS Live CD 5 uses
> it
> John
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Thanks, I know that. But live CD (under 1GB) is one thing; a large
data set (say, 4TB) could be something else. I'd like to know, among
other things, if SquashFS could be practically used to create an
archive of that size (and compress it as it goes, too).