A method for high throughput deduplication for primary file servers by using pre-fetch cache

Hitoshi Kamei, Takaki Nakamura

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Abstract

We propose a method of high throughput file level deduplication for primary file servers, called partial data background pre-fetch (PDBP). To achieve high throughput of deduplication, the method reduces the number of disk I/Os issued during deduplication process. Before running deduplication process, the proposed method pre-fetches a part of data of shared files referred by deduplicated files. After that, the method processes the files that are larger than a file size threshold defined by administrators. In this paper, we evaluate a deduplication processing time by using a simulation model of PDBP. Consequently, we confirm that the processing time of PDBP is reduced by about 50% compared to a conventional file deduplication method when the threshold is set to 4 KB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-628
Number of pages10
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems
Volume135
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 1

Keywords

  • File cache
  • File level deduplication
  • File system

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