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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?

Thanks!!

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

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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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