[CentOS] Deduplication data for CentOS?

Mon Aug 27 15:45:28 UTC 2012
Dean Jones <dean.jones at oregonstate.edu>

Deduplication with ZFS takes a lot of RAM.

I would not yet trust any of the linux zfs projects for data that I
wanted to keep long term.

On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 8:26 AM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 9:23 AM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
>> On 08/27/12 4:55 AM, Rainer Traut wrote:
>>> is there any working solution for deduplication of data for centos?
>>> We are trying to find a solution for our backup server which runs a bash
>>> script invoking xdelta(3). But having this functionality in fs is much
>>> more friendly...
>> BackupPC does exactly this.    its not a generalized solution to
>> deduplication of a file system, instead, its a backup system, designed
>> to backup multiple targets, that implements deduplication on the backup
>> tree it maintains.
> Not _exactly_, but maybe close enough and it is very easy to install
> and try.   Backuppc will use rsync for transfers and thus only uses
> bandwidth for the differences, but it uses hardlinks to files to dedup
> the storage.  It will find and link duplicate content even from
> different sources, but the complete file must be identical.  It does
> not store deltas, so large files that change even slightly between
> backups end up stored as complete copies (with optional compression).
> --
>    Les Mikesell
>      lesmikesell at gmail.com
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