Thanks for this really great tool!
I would like to tar.gz after a backup. Is this possible with XSIBackup-Free?
I thought about compressing the folders etc but I'm not sure how that would react when XSIBackup thinks it's time to remove old backups.
You can compress if you want, but you'll have to implement that on your own via a separate script/process.
Our VMWare ESXi Backup solutions include XSITools and other more advanced deduplication engines, which will allow you to deduplicate+compress your backups. For the price of a new HD you can multiply by 7-10 times your current storage capacity.
XSIBACKUP-FREE removes old backups by identifying folders that use the mask YYYMMDDhhmmss, compressed tar.gz packages are files, not folders, thus XSIBACKUP-FREE will ignore them.