This is probably a silly question. I used rsync to backup about 3.5 GBs of data from my Mac to the backup server. It seems to have worked flawlessly, but when I go to the panel to look at the backup user, it says I’ve used 0.38 GBs.
I used the -z flag when I ran rsync. Does that mean the data is compressed when it’s persisted, or does that mean the data is compressed in transit? I thought it was the latter, but maybe it’s both.
If that’s the case, does this mean I can actually store more than 50 GBs because of the compression? Or does this mean the backup user page is reporting the wrong amount?