21 August, 2018

Linux Storage LAB: Using OpenDedup to store VM virtual images


Deduplication means, that when saving data to disks, if the same data is stored once more, then only a reference is stored and space is saved. OpenDedup is an open source online (real-time) deduplication solution, with one of the goals to provide a solution for storing Virtual Machine images, where big parts of the images could be duplicated. In this article we test OpenDedup, both from speed and compression point of view.