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I just found something called 'fusecompress' that uses FUSE to mount a
filesystem that is automatically compressed. Did a mongodump into that
and it seemed to work. Not sure how much we want to get into supporting
that kind of thing though. :/
Also the FS needs to be mounted with fusecompress to even read it. I
could not read it with standard tools after unmounting it.
I began the search hoping to find a FUSE filesystem that simply creates
a tarball. Should be possible as long as it only allows creating and
writing to one file at a time, then throws a write error an on attempt
to write to a file that has been closed. (Actually reads would probably
have to fail too, but that is fine for our purposes.) Maybe writing it
in fuse-python would be doable...
Or just hack mongodump to be more sane.
But maybe I'm overthinking this... :/