Dedupe, Immutability & Non-repudiation

Occasionally people ask me if those who have regulations requiring the immutability and non-repudiation of certain types of data should be concerned about data deduplication. I’ve also seen a few blog entries and articles like this one asking the same question. Does dedupe change the data? Can you use deduped storage if you have immutability and/or non-repudiation requirements? Click Read More to see what I think. Continue reading

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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.