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Old 02-01-2004, 05:58 PM   #1
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On-the-Fly Drive / Directory Compression for Linux?


Hi, In Windows 2000, if your drive is getting low on space, it's a nice temporary fix to be able to right click a big directory or even an entire drive an compress it. Although it's slower than before, it's really slick how it de-compresses on the fly, transparently to the user. Is there a way to do this in Linux, including maintaing existing directory structure? Thanks for the help!
 
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Off the top of my head only I know only this one:

http://squashfs.sourceforge.net/


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Old 02-01-2004, 09:01 PM   #3
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Thanks! Anyone know of a solution that incorporates one of the major filesystems like ext3 or reiserfs, and preferably doesn't require the creation of a new filesystem at all? This feature isn't something that most people would use permanently or frequently, but is a lifesaver when a server is almost full and budget doesn't allow for immediate upgrading. I have found several things on google, but I'd like to know what people use in the real world. Thanks again!
 
  


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