How much is data compressed?
We use a .ZIP Ionic libraries for lossless compression, and Xceed for decompression.
The compression rate varies based on file type. For typical user files from MS Office, PDF, etc, compression can be as much as 80%.
When is my data compressed?
Data is compressed by the Online Backup & Recovery Manager (OBRM) during the backup process, prior to transfer.
The data remains encrypted and compressed at rest (when stored in the Infrascale Cloud).
Is my used space [in the backup2cloud platform] calculated before or after compression?
The backup2cloud system calculates account usage based on the raw, or selected data size as it is represented on disk before the backup process begins.
Compression is used to speed up the backup and recovery process.