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Compressing data before saving to tapes when using Informix ontape command

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Hi all,

When I am performing an archive on a Infomix database (ontape -s), the backup is saved on a 35GB tape.  

I am wondering if there's any way to compress the data during the archiving process so that more free space on the tape can be saved.

Thanks!!
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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Normally, any backup software does already the compression while writing to tapes...
I am quite sure that Informix does also have a switch to compress the data before it is send to the tape, but i don't know Informix at all...
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