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How to enable compression and encryption for entire Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 filesystems


Hello Guys,

I want to enable filesystem level compression for Ext2,Ext3,Ext4 file systems, so that every file created on file system. Also similar thing I want to do for encrypting every file on file system. For file level compression I know chattr command , but that will compress the file after I create file and that I have to set for each file manually.

Please help me.




  • ugjka
    ugjka Posts: 6
    I don't believe ext filesystems support compression, and encrytion support was added very recently by google for which you need the latest kernel.

    If you really need compression I can reccomend BTRFS it works really well
  • nukesparrow
    nukesparrow Posts: 1
    edited December 2016
    BTRFS isn't really a good choice, since it's not stable yet.


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