[Tux3] Deduplication?

Ray Van Dolson rayvd at bludgeon.org
Thu Apr 16 20:54:48 PDT 2009

Potential end user here, hope you don't mind the intrusion. :-)

I've read a bit here in the past on deduplication coming to Tux3.  I'm
thinking of this in terms of block-based deduplication, a la what we
have on WAFL with NetApp.  Will Tux3 have something along these lines?
Does it already?

We love dedupe for its application in virtualization environment (for
storing VMDK files specifically, which are great candicates for
deduplication).  However, I know of no other filesystem other than WAFL
that has this functionality, and others like ZFS don't seem to be in a
hurry to add it for whatever reason.  Maybe they don't see the value as
anything more than a niche thing more for backup administrators?


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