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4 Data Deduplication Tips for Resellers

Get four valuable tips for data deduplication from a data recovery service provider. By James E. Gaskin By James E. Gaskin

By James E. Gaskin

You've convinced your SMB customers to consider deduplication, despite the cost. But what should you know before embarking on a dedupe project? Mike Cobb, director of engineering at DriveSavers Data Recovery Inc., a provider of data recovery services in Novato, Calif., offers the following four tips for deduplication:

  1. Data integrity is much more important on the storage devices holding deduped data than on a regular server, because the storage equipment will hold the only copy of your client’s data. So purchase quality products with redundant hard drives and power supplies.
  2. Prepare for growth, and purchase a solution that can be upgraded easily. Dedupe requires more overhead than traditional servers. Getting close to capacity will lead to data loss.
  3. Be knowledgeable. As with any storage server, have trained help in house or close by.
  4. Test the integrity of the data regularly.

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About the Author

JAMES E. GASKIN is a ChannelPro contributing editor and former reseller based in Dallas.

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