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Assuming I understand your question correctly I like these two tests :
Index of White Papers :
The best way to figure this out is to actually test it using each of the compression levels. You are going to be trading the following: CPU, SPACE and TIME.
More Space Savings = higher CPU + Longer TIME
Less Space Savings = less CPU+shorter time.
The one thing you must also consider is your restore time. You can save all the space you want, but if it takes more than an acceptable downtime to restore, it may not be worth it. If your company is going to have a database and require that data be stored, they should be willing to do what it takes in terms of hardware and storage to be able to manage that data.