I'm looking at the new 6* backup options and I have some questions for those that have tried the new mode. When we upgraded to 6.0.4 we changed the backup schedule to behave in non-zip mode.
1) It is my understanding that the zipped backups are quicker. Are they quicker when you use compression as well?
2) How do compressed backups compare to the shared hardlink ones when it comes to disk space usage (excluding the transition period which I'm betting will stink)
3) How much slower are restores when you use compressed backups?