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Re: [linux-lvm] Data deduplication in LVM?



On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 11:41:52AM -0700, Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk wrote:
> Hi all
> 
> I've been reading up a little about data deduplication, and have been  
> in search for an OSS filesystem with dedup without much luck. While  
> testing snapshots and so on in LVM, I started wondering if dedup would  
> be better off in LVM than in the filesystem. Would it be possible/ 
> efficient to add dedup to the LVM layer, or perhaps a layer above LVM?  
> This could make dedup work for all or most of filesystems. Make a hash  
> table with 4k (or whatever) blocks, make virtual blocks pointing to  
> the physical blocks and run a remapping/deduping job at night. If  
> written to, copy-on-write could be used to increase speed.
> 
> Is this nonsense, or might it be an idea?
> 

I like the idea. :-)  Maybe it could be done at the LV layer.

Ray


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