My suggestion is a bit different from the prior one so let me know if I should start a new thread.
Could compaction have operational limits added? Specifically, what I’m thinking here is a download limit - only download say 500MB during each compaction operation. There is already a limit on the file-verification downloads, but I’m not aware of any with regard to compaction. And correct me if I’m wrong, there’s no operational/performance benefit from compacting 25% down to 5% in 1 operation versus doing a little bit each day right?
Now, the main reason I would like this is that I would like to avoid/reduce/control download charges and would allow spreading out the compaction operations over multiple days and keep me within my daily (free) download quota… So in my situation, I don’t really care if compaction is performed daily or not, but I do care when I had to download 30GB of data in a day when I could have spread that load over multiple days to reduce my monthly costs - the cost to download is significantly more expensive than it is to store the same amount of data.