[CentOS] CentOS and LessFS

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Tue Jan 17 05:45:06 UTC 2012

On 01/16/12 9:26 PM, Hugh E Cruickshank wrote:
> Trust you to always come up with an interesting suggestion or two. I
> will have a further look at this but, on first blush, I do not think
> that this will be very effective in our environment. We will be backing
> up several small databases 1-8 GB each along with the related programs
> from our development system, out users home directories which include
> their Outlook PST files, Word/Excel files, etc. While the compression
> should work for all files I can not see the dedup working for much
> beyond the Word/Excel files. We will definitely have a look at it.

I hope you know, dedup systems rarely scale well, as the corpus of files 
get bigger and bigger, they can really grind to a halt.

john r pierce                            N 37, W 122
santa cruz ca                         mid-left coast

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