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Open source deduplication software released for Linux

Mar 29, 2010, 14:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rodney Gedda)

"A new open source project, dubbed Opendedup, has appeared with the goal of creating a deduplication-based file system for Linux called SDFS.

"The project’s developer Sam Silverberg says today’s deduplication solutions only solve the problem of storing deduplicated data, not reading and writing inline data.

"SDFS is designed to support the needs of virtual environments including the VMware, Xen, and KVM hypervisors.

"The filesystem can deduplicate inline (at a line speed of 150Mbps or greater) or periodically based on needs and this can be changed on the fly. Support for file or folder level snapshots is also a feature.

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