Hard Disk IDs in Linux

Michael Torrie torriem at gmail.com
Tue Mar 19 09:22:29 MDT 2013


On 03/19/2013 08:55 AM, Michael Torrie wrote:
> On 03/19/2013 12:43 AM, Dan Egli wrote:
>> That's interesting. I have not personally looked at ZFS except as a way to
>> obtain deduplication. If there's a way to make Deduplication work on other
>> file systems (and not using the script to replace files with links, but
>> actual deduplication of individual data blocks) then I'll look into that
>> for my system and for the work box. Do you recall where you saw the
>> "opendedup" project? I'd like to look into that!
> 
> I'm curious as to what advantage deduplication gives you on a home
> server?  On a large file system with thousands of users, I can see how
> it could be a benefit there. But on my own computer, the large storage
> is taken up by photos, music, and video and I highly doubt there are
> many duplicate blocks there.

Reading your messages again, I see that for your home server
deduplication isn't important, but for the work achive it could be very
handy indeed.


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