Category: Deduplciation

Backup Vs. Archive

The fundamental difference between BACKUP and ARCHIVE. A backup is there to help you deal with a crisis such as “My datacenter is a smoking hole in the ground now what do I do?” or something not quite as dramatic like “A virus ate my data.”  You recover from the backup to the last known …

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Data De-Duplication

Data De-Duplication on Beth on started this great thread and I wanted to comment on it on my own home turf, as it were. Data DeDuplication.  Also known as compression, hasn’t changed since the early days of PKZIP 1.0.  Compression works by identifying like blocks of data and replacing them with a single …

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