What is data deduplication?
The process of data deduplication identifies duplicate data on a volume and eliminates it, ensuring that the remaining data is correct and complete. Deduplication eliminates redundant data leaving only a single copy for storage. When deduplication takes place, data remains indexed so it can be accessed again if required. With deduplication, required storage capacity can be reduced as only unique data is retained. Deduplication eliminates redundant data by deleting duplicate files and leaving only one copy to be stored.
How does deduplication benefit you?
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