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Disk failures in the real world

Further to my previous article regarding disk corruption, below is another article originally published on my Sybase blog that outlined some results from Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau’s group at Wisconsin on the characteristics of failures with commodity disk hardware. This blog entry is copyright by Sybase, Inc., an SAP Company, and first appeared on Glenn Paulley’s Sybase

 
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It’s 11 o’clock: Do you know where your data is?

In May 2008 I wrote about Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau’s work at the University of Wisconsin regarding file system corruption and the dangers of both file systems that tradeoff robustness for performance, and the dangers of commodity disk hardware. As this week I am presenting material on backup, recovery, and database administration, here is the original article.

 
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