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Better manage file size for domain quesiton




Posted by durangod, 06-11-2012, 12:54 PM
Hi, i have a client that is well within their domain package limits but they are complaining that it takes forever to backup their site. I looked at their domain and they have a download folder that has a bunch of manuals inside of it and some of them are very large 275mb. They are zipped files they use to download to their customers. The size of the whole download folder is 3.47gb which im sure is the main reason backups take so long when you add that with all the other stuff they have on the domain. Is there a better way to handle such large files? Is there a better way to compress (a compression beyond zipping) them more than they are now to save space on the server? They are mostly pdf files, if we could get it down to about 1gb im sure it would make a huge difference on the backup time and backup download time. Also wanted to add that most of them are tech manuals (parts and item breakdowns such as engine parts and specs) so if they loose much clarity, they will not be readible. lol of course i meant question not quesiton but guess im out of luck now on the title lol Last edited by durangod; 06-11-2012 at 01:05 PM.

Posted by GORF, 06-11-2012, 06:19 PM
Use software to synchronize the site files with the backup files. After the first full synch, you only download or copy what has changed, not everything. There is no reason to download the same files over and over again. You won't do much better for compression than zip or tar etc. If there was a magical compression scheme, we would all be using it instead



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