Configuring stored object compression

Stored Object Compression uses lossless compression of object data to reduce the size of objects and thus consume less storage.

Before you begin

About this task

Applications saving an object to the StorageGRID Webscale system can compress the object before saving it; however, if a client application compresses an object before saving it to the StorageGRID Webscale system, enabling Stored Object Compression does not further reduce an object’s size.

Stored Object Compression is disabled by default.

Note: If you change this setting, it may take a short period of time for the new setting to be applied. The configured value is cached for performance and scaling. If you want to ensure that the new setting is applied immediately, you need to restart the StorageGRID Webscale system.


  1. Select Configuration > Grid Options.
  2. From the Grid Options menu, select Configuration.
  3. Change Stored Object Compression to Enabled.

    Stored Object Compression Enabled
  4. Click Apply Changes.