gzip vs. compress

From: Joe Smith <joe_dba_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 13:54:15 -0600
Message-ID: <BLU108-W9E42A6E05C8CC5384D638973E0@phx.gbl>

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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Received on Tue Jan 22 2008 - 13:54:15 CST

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