I want to make a backup, then prepare it (I guess with --apply-log) and then compress it. But as I understand it, compression is an option while making the backup, and then the backup cannot be prepared without decompressing it first.
I want my backup to be prepared and ready before I archive it. So that I don’t have to prepare it before restoring.
Am I thinking about this the wrong way?
If not, any recommendations for compressing my backup after doing --apply-log?