Ticket #8696 (closed enhancement: wontfix)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Compression support

Reported by: blenheimears Owned by:
Priority: major Component: virtual disk
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.4 Keywords: compression, LZO, LZMA
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


VirtualBox should support compression for disk images. LZO compression would be ideal for this application because it is fast and it achieves a decent compression ratio. VirtualBox could automatically adjust the compression ratio (-1 to -9) based on the host system's CPU speed. The user should also be able to override this and adjust it manually. LZMA2 could also be offered in addition to LZO for those who need higher compression at the expense of speed.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

Sorry, this will not happen. Too much effort for too little benefit. If you really need this, put the disk image onto a compressing file system.

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