Nutanix run deduplication on File level or Block level? kindly advise please.

  • 24 December 2014
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Nutanix run deduplication on File level or Block level? kindly advise please.

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Byte level deduplication?
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Dedupe is done on a 16K level (so block level). By default we only dedupe the first 12GB of the disk (as this is where the OS will likely be and has the most data that can be deduped)

Check out the Nutanix Bible for more information about dedupe:

http://stevenpoitras.com/the-nutanix-bible/#elastic_dedupe