Thank you for the response.  I was hoping that the metadata would
compress better because it's almost identical between rows in my
application.  99% of the rows are going to be from the same unit.

On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 7:56 AM, Lennart Poettering
<> wrote:
> The journal generates substantially more data, simply because we
> collect a lot of implicit metadata for each log even. This data is
> usually not compressed (we only compress individually large fields,
> and usually fields are not individuall large). The implicit metadata
> means we roughly collect 10x as much data and store that away.
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