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EMC Data Domain Boost: What is it and Why it's Beneficial

Posted by Judson Weinsheimer on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 @ 09:39 AM

Over the years I’ve had quite a few Data Domain customers ask, “Just what is Data Domain Boost?” followed by “Do I need Boost?” - Chances are you’ve come across this article with the same two questions. With any luck, by the time you’re through reading, I’ll have answered the first question and helped you along the way to answering the second.

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Topics: EMC, Data Domain, Deduplication, DataDomain, Backup & Recovery Solutions, Backup & Replication

Understanding Variable Length Deduplication

Posted by Judson Weinsheimer on Thu, Dec 20, 2012 @ 04:09 PM

Variable-length deduplication is the process used by EMC’s Avamar and DataDomain backup devices to condense data by removing common segments of data. As the most powerful and efficient way to deduplicate data, compression rates are often much higher than more traditional forms.

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Topics: EMC, Deduplication, DataDomain, Avamar

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