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Compression


Maximize compression, minimize storage

Backup 4 Less compresses your files before it encrypts and sends them to our data center. This saves backup time and storage space because your compressed file is significantly smaller.File Compression

Backup 4 Less uses state-of-the-art compression technology to achieve the best compression possible. Compression rate varies for different types of files. Microsoft Word documents and most databases can achieve 80% compression. Other files, such as pictures and MP3s are often already heavily compressed.

The following table shows some average compression rates for common types of data files. Compression results for your files might differ from the average, depending on the ratio of text to binary information, and many other factors.

Program / File Type
Avarage Compression
100 KB File After Compression
Word Documents
80%
20 KB
Excel Spreadsheets
75%
25 KB
PowerPoint Presentations
65%
35KB
Microsoft Outlook .pst files
50%
50 KB
Html Website Files
50%
50 KB
MYOB Data File
80%
20 KB
QuickBooks Data File
80%
20 KB
PDF Documents
20%
80 KB
MP3 Music Files
0%
100 KB
JPEG Pictures
5%
95 KB
Gif Pictures
5%
95 KB
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