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Backup Compression [message #125057] Fri, 16 October 2015 21:16 Go to next message
SSSamS is currently offline  SSSamS
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Registered: October 2015
My backup area has more than enough storage space, so I am interested in potentially improving my backup time but turning off compression. In the mailserver.cfg I see:

<table name="Backup">
<variable name="Compress">1</variable>

Can anyone confirm that setting this variable to 0 would simply disable the zip compression of the backup files without any other negative side effects?

I will test it if need be, but I am hoping someone else has gone through the effort before me!
Re: Backup Compression [message #125494 is a reply to message #125057] Thu, 05 November 2015 13:41 Go to previous message
Maerad is currently offline  Maerad
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Registered: August 2013
Afaik it does disable the compression, but that won't make much sense. Kerio only saves the new files, not everything. So with 1k mails a day our 8 year old server needs less then 5 minutes for the backup. And you do a daily backup I suppose. The files are zipped with multicore usage and really fast. Also does limit you network bandwidth (if there is more stuff running).

Not to mention, that compressed, big files are always better then many small ones. Also works with deduplication Smile
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