Compression of files using multithreading

archive-iconIn a lot of circumstances compression of large files is a necessity and the old compression tools just do not do the new multicore and multithreading systems justice.

I got such a need in my QEMU environment and decided to take the specific Linux based multithreading compression software to the test. ┬áThe premise is that to backup a disk file from a QEMU virtual machine (VM). The VM would be powered off and then the compression would begin, considering that the disk of the VM’s I am using are 40 G the compression of the system and the time the system is down becomes pretty important.