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How can compression be applied to an existing ZFS filesystem? (Doc ID 2221365.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

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When using the command “zfs set compression=[some value other than off] [zfs dataset]” on an existing filesystem what is the best method to get the existing data compressed?
 

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