Increasing performance with rzip, z7a and lzop

Date: 
3/3/05
Kingsley Morse

Description

How to use little known, but top performing, lossless data compression utilities to increase backup and bandwidth capacities by up to 400%.

While Linux's best known data compressors may be "gzip" and "bzip2", my research has found that
"lzop" is faster, "7za" compresses more, and "rzip" achieves some of both with extra memory, which is becoming more and more affordable.

Kingsley has been using computers for twenty nine years and Linux for eight . I've worked at IBM and Hewlett Packard and have written articles for Byte magazine, the L.A. Daily Journal and the First International Conference on Neural Networks.