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Re: [Bacula-devel] option to disable compression depending on storage type (disk/tape)


Kern Sibbald schrieb:
> > up to now I made only tape based backups. Now I wanted to use disk
> > volumes for incremental and differential backups, because of the very
> > small deltas, but still tapes for the full backups.
> >
> > The compression option is part of the FileSet and can not be changed
> > based on the storage type. For tape volumes I don't want an additional
> > software compression. For disk volumes it would make sense to use it.
> > Using different fileset for a jobs breaks the inc/diff/full cycle.
> >
> > How complex would it be to implement a flag in the sd resource which
> > enabled/disables compression? Or an additional override feature for
> > compression in the schedule resource?
> >
> > I didn't find anything  related on the project page. Would it make
> > sense to implement this as an project or is it possible that this will
> > eventually be realized without an extra project?
> 
> I would suggest you submit a Feature Request.  However, I have to say that I 
> am not very happy with the schedule overrides.  They are something that is 
> very hard to get working correctly and can lead to subtle misunderstandings 
> (since some of them can be changed later, creating a lot of confusion).  So 
> in short, if you can figure out some better more general way of implementing 
> what you want, I would be much more open to implementing it.

I'll submit a feature request. I think the best place would be in the
sd's device resource (GZIPcompression = yes|no).

Ralf

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