Backup performance

Data Compression On Source

What you will learn from this article?

  • What types of compression provide GitProtect?
  • Why consider a compression level?

Saving storage capacity, speeding up file transfer, and decreasing costs for storage hardware and network bandwidth are all the benefits that compression brings once you set your backup plan. And, uses compression by default on each backup plan you create.

Considering its customers' needs, permits you to manage compression settings within your backup plan (advanced settings). You can select the algorithm and the compression level, or dismiss compression settings at all if you don’t need them (everything to meet your needs and expectations!).

So, once you set your backup plan for your DevOps environment (GitLab, GitHub, Bitbucket, or Jira) you have two compression algorithm options - LZ4 and ZStandard.

LZ4 compression algorithm

Selecting this option, you get a lossless streaming compression algorithm that is focused on fast compression and decompression speed. So. you get a fast backup compression with a reasonable ratio.

ZStandard compression algorithm

Another option is ZStandard, which is a real-time lossless data compression algorithm that provides a high compression ratio. As it’s backed up by an extremely fast decoder, this compression algorithm offers a very wide range of speed and compression trade-offs.

Compression levels - why to consider?

When it comes to compression levels provides, you may choose between:

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