What is lzo compression and decmpression

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LZO stands for Lempel-Ziv-Oberhumer). It is a data-compression algorithm that focuses on decompression speed.

This algorithm is looless, with thread-safe reference implementation. Purpose of lzo is it supports input formats for bulk loading of data.

Features:
1. Faster compressor and decompression.
2. Modern system when making backups of terrabyte of data,lzop is usually IO-bounded and not CPU bound.
So it means that you can both decrease storage requirement and effectively reduce backup time by quite an amount.
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1. Speed
2. Betten that gzip
3. Portablity is faseter.

Difference between lzop and gzip :
(Much higer compression and decompression speed as compare to gzip)
1. Lzop does not delete the input files by default.
2. Files compressed by lzop will be suffiex ‘.lzo’.


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