pigz faster alternative to gzip for file compression

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  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Regular Member

    May 22, 2012
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    Brisbane, Australia
    I wrote a 3 & 5 page article on my blog at http://vbtechsupport.com/1614/ and http://vbtechsupport.com/1576/ comparing the following compression methods:

    This article was particularly focused on site data and MySQL sql backup compression speeds and clearly pigz which is a parallel version of gzip came out on top in terms of speed.

    Real life example of how pigz can be up to 33.3x times faster than gzip in compressing a 9.9GB sized MySQL SQL database backup http://vbtechsupport.com/2094/

    Hope this helps some server admins and forum owners in speeding up their backup compression routines :D
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