Type: bool
Default: off
Context: superuser
Restart: false
Since: 9.5

When this parameter is on, the PostgreSQL server compresses full page images written to WAL when full_page_writes is on or during a base backup. A compressed page image will be decompressed during WAL replay. The default value is off. Only superusers can change this setting.

Turning this parameter on can reduce the WAL volume without increasing the risk of unrecoverable data corruption, but at the cost of some extra CPU spent on the compression during WAL logging and on the decompression during WAL replay.


… unless your storage is less constrained than your CPU.