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Data Deduplication – Part 2 – Approaches

Data handling capabilities of the deduplication hardware or software maintain a database of hash values – if more than one file is detected having the same hash as the other, the second and later copies of the file will be deleted and replaced with a ‘flag’ or pointer that refers to the original file, with the original hash value.

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Data Deduplication Pt 1 – The Problem

Organizations – and even many individuals – wind up with duplicate files on their computer disks. In just a few words, what is happening is that exact duplicates are saved – often again and again.

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