RE: gzip vs. compress

From: M Rafiq <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 15:04:36 -0500
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Gzip is much better than compress. Fast, compressing much better and more reliable for uncompress. Couple of years back I produced comparative results on this list. Only observation is high CPU usage for gzip than compress though.  


From: joe_dba_at_hotmail.comTo: oracle-l_at_freelists.orgSubject: gzip vs. compressDate: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 13:54:15 -0600

Which is better to use gzip or compress? All of my work is done on AIX 5L 64bit server. I am doing cold backups of databases where I tar and then compress the resulting file. I have always used compress, but I read that gzip gives better compression. Any thoughts will be appreciated.

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