What format does the Log Archive use to compress data? (NETIQKB72197)

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  • 08-Apr-2010
  • 04-May-2010


Security Manager 6.x


The purpose of this article is to provide information on what type of compression is used by the Log Archive Service.


The Log Archive Service uses native NTFS compression to compress stored data.

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB72197

  • NTFS compression only takes place on index data. This compression can be viewed in the attributes of the index files. Only index files bigger than 64KB are compressed.

  • The data within the NDS files is compressed (Default Gzip compression that comes with .NET ) by the Central Computer before it is received by the Log Archive Server.

  • For more information about NTFS compression, please see the following URL: