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[ale] mounting backups

Stephen Turner wrote:
> hey im fooling around with making file management a little easier for
> myself :) heres what i was thinking, i want to compress the data into
> growing archives and mount them, or something like that. i have photo
> archives (yes pron and family albums) and currently i manually make
> uncompressed iso files but thats quickly taking precious space, i did a
> quick search on google, maybe i didnt search with the right words but i
> came up with junk installing stuff mostly. so can you mount tar.gz files?
> or only uncompress them then view? thanks for your help other suggestions
> most welcome!

Most image formats are already compressed, thus you'll not gain a lot by 
compressing them again.  For example, I just compressed a jpeg file with 
'gzip -9' here is the difference:

-rwxr-xr-x    1 esoteric users     1440619 2004-01-09 15:56 dsc00253.jpg
-rw-r--r--    1 esoteric users     1438167 2004-01-10 08:59 foo.gz

Note the very little gain in space.

Until later, Geoffrey	esoteric at 3times25.net

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