Verified Commit 2222767c authored byBrowse files
gitlab-backup: Set GZIP_RSYNCABLE=yes so borg can dedup
gitlab-backup produces gzipped tarballs that cannot be meaningfully deduplicated by borg. This can be mitigated by passing --rsyncable to gzip. The above is verified by creating two new borg repositories, adding the two most recent gitlab.archlinux.org archives to both, with the difference of re-compressing the tarballs with `gzip -1 --rsyncable` before adding them to the second repository. In the first case, the 215.97 GB backup archive gets compressed and deduplicated down to 176.24 GB. With --rsyncable it gets reduced to just 12.79 GB. These numbers are for /srv/gitlab/data/backups only, but the other non-tarballed files get sufficiently deduped already. Based on the above, I am hoping to see the borg repository for gitlab shrink over time from the current 3 TB to around 600 GB which is more manageable.