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I'm running out of diskspace on a server - i've got a directory containing around 20gb of bkf files, which are backups of an ADAM store.

I'm thinking of applying NTFS compression to the folder to free up some space, is this a fruitless endeavor?


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Looking at the NTBackup/Microsoft Tape Format wiki shows no sign that this format involves data compression – chickeninabiscuit Sep 16 '10 at 4:09
There's only one way to find out... – chickeninabiscuit Sep 16 '10 at 4:13

Well - I found out. These babies can be compressed.

I applied ntfs compression to my folder of 20gb of bkf - it freed about 2GB of space!

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