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This article is part of the Vol. 3 No. 3 May 2004 issue of Who owns storage in your organization?
Imagine if each day you could parse every tiny segment of data in the enterprise and only back up or archive those parts that have truly changed, rather than backing up entire files, databases and objects. Object-based backup--an emerging field of storage technology that only a handful of companies are focusing on--introduces a new medium for data protection and retention. It presents a software infrastructure that reinvents the way we think about and visualize production data backup and archive activities. And it just may be the foundation for a strategy to use inexpensive commodity servers, disk arrays and IP networking far more effectively. An object-based system can determine if any changes to a file or its attributes have occurred since it was last backed up. If modifications are detected, only the changes are backed up--not the entire file. This can eliminate the unnecessary copying of large amounts of data, thus significantly speeding up backups and reducing the amount of storage space required. Hashing and storage Hashing algorithms--one of the key ... Access >>>
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