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This article is part of the Vol. 7 No. 4 June 2008 issue of The top email archiving strategies for storage managers
Question of the Month: Is there any reason why you wouldn't use data deduplication? "You need to be pretty confident that the deduplication platform won't either lose [data] or incorrectly reconstruct it on retrieval." --John Boden, storage engineering, Visa Europe "It may not be worth the time and expense to implement." --Neal L. Wimbiscus, manager, NCS server support, Chicago Transit Authority "Two reasons: Dedupe can actually increase the size of your stored data when you have a compressed stream going through a device to your SAN. The second is compliance: One would essentially be rendering any data headed for a write-once vault corrupt by removing redundant data." --Tory Skyers, senior systems engineer, Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors/Trident Group, Devon, PA "No. We have been overtaken by high-profile projects and need to look into options to alleviate our backup and storage concerns." --Steve Rice, Unix administrator, U.S. Navy Access >>>
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