comparison of compression types

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    set compression level to 7zip (plug-in?)

    currently, maximum compression using gzip compresses a 280gb file down to 70gb on my freenas volume. same file, 7zip will compress to 30gb, but that's not internal. i don't want to store these files as 7zip files, because i think that data dedupe will save more space when they're not in their...
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    gzip vs lz4 compression (reducing space for server backup)

    I thought the community might benefit from this, so I decided to write it up and post it. I'd be interested in comments from those with a lot of ZFS experience in a wide variety of use cases and data types. I decided to do a bit of investigation on the possible reduction of disk usage by...