Compressing data before saving to tapes when using Informix ontape command

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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JgouldConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
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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