New and Improved Compression Formats for Linux

A few weeks ago we decided to look for alternative compression formats that we can use as a replacement for gzip. We take several backups of our MySQL & MongoDB data daily, and these are several gigabytes large, compressed. Any improvements on compression would benefit us in two ways :

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Tech Recipe : Deleting lots of keys in Redis, fast

I haven’t posted anything in here for a while, so i thought i’d post a short snippet until i can think of something more meaty.┬áHere’s a snippet that has helped me whenever I’ve wanted to delete a large number of keys in Redis. Continue reading