B6Z Format

b6z is the new archive format, providing high compression ratio.

The main features of b6z format:

  • Open architecture
  • Solid compression
  • Very high compression ratio
  • Unicode file names
  • State of the art AES-256 encryption algorithm
  • File sizes up to 900000 PB
  • Meta data compression
  • Support for any compression method
  • Fast highly optimized software

b6z has open architecture, and can support any compression method:

LZMAOptimized version of LZ77 algorithm
LZMA2Improved version of LZMA
DeflateRegular LZ77 algorithm
BZip2Standard BWT algorithm
PPMDDmitry Shkarin's PPMdH

LZMA2 is the default compression method of the b6z format.

LZMA2 is suitable for compressing most data. LZMA2 is released under the GNU LGPL, but is also available under a commercial license for those that have conflicts with the LGPL in their software.