We propose a redundancy management mechanism for peer-to-peer backup applications. Since, in a backup system, data is read over the network only during restore processes caused by data loss, redundancy management targets data durability rather than attempting to make each piece of information availabile at any time. Each peer determines, in an on-line manner, an amount of redundancy sufficient to counter the effects of peer deaths, while preserving acceptable data restore times. Our experiments, based on trace-driven simulations, indicate that our mechanism can reduce the redundancy by a factor between two and three with respect to redundancy policies aiming for data availability. These results imply an according increase in storage capacity and decrease in time to complete backups, at the expense of longer times required to restore data.We believe this is a very reasonable price to pay, given the nature of the application. © 2012 IEEE.

Redundancy management for P2P backup

Dell'Amico M.;
2012

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We propose a redundancy management mechanism for peer-to-peer backup applications. Since, in a backup system, data is read over the network only during restore processes caused by data loss, redundancy management targets data durability rather than attempting to make each piece of information availabile at any time. Each peer determines, in an on-line manner, an amount of redundancy sufficient to counter the effects of peer deaths, while preserving acceptable data restore times. Our experiments, based on trace-driven simulations, indicate that our mechanism can reduce the redundancy by a factor between two and three with respect to redundancy policies aiming for data availability. These results imply an according increase in storage capacity and decrease in time to complete backups, at the expense of longer times required to restore data.We believe this is a very reasonable price to pay, given the nature of the application. © 2012 IEEE.
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