2009-12-10 09:18 AM
I am new to this stuff and I always keep on hearing the term inline dedup which tells me that we have something like inline and out of line dedup so I was wondering what are the differences between them??
2009-12-10 01:53 PM
To my knowledge in Inline deduplication as data comes to system it looks at it and if found matching with other block within the volume it just updates the pointer rather than writing the data, which makes system bit slow if it is having high data flow and performance suffers (BTW it is available only in VTL) while in other type of deduplication it writes all the data to disk and at defined time or % new data it starts comparing for duplicate blocks and then removes it.
In short it's just the matter of when duplicate blocks blocks are getting removed, before they are written to disk or after they are written to disk.
2009-12-10 02:32 PM
I mean, a DS-14 shelf connected to FAS 3000 for example can't
i configure inline dedup for such setup? and third part software I heard that some softwares can
can perform the inline deduplication but I do not know how...
Thanks for being keen in helping me out..
2009-12-10 02:43 PM
Yes you are right you can't use inline deduplication in FAS or V series and rest about third party softwares I am not sure who offers it but as my general knowledge goes the lun/volume needs to be in their control to have inline deduplication offered because they can't simply ask ontap to do duplication or teach that it's a duplicate block reaching to you buddy so remove it.
2009-12-10 06:17 PM
In-line Dedupe is offered by CommVault ( 3rd Party Software).
What it does is, before committing to the Storage it scans the files as they leave the client/server where it's installed and removes the redundant files right from the source before committing to the storage.
Hope this helps.