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Automatic Recovery from Disk Failure in Continuous-Media Servers

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Automatic Recovery from Disk Failure in Continuous-Media Servers
Continuous-media (CM) servers have been around for some years. Apart from server capacity, another important issue in the deployment of CM servers is reliability. This study investigates rebuild algorithms for automatically rebuilding data stored in a failed disk into a spare disk. Specifically, a block-based rebuild algorithm is studied with the rebuild time and buffer requirement modeled. A buffer-sharing scheme is then proposed to eliminate the additional buffers needed by the rebuild process. To further improve rebuild performance, a track-based rebuild algorithm that rebuilds lost data in tracks is proposed and analyzed. Results show that track-based rebuild, while it substantially outperforms block-based rebuild, requires significantly more buffers (17-135 percent more) even with buffer sharing. To tackle this problem, a novel pipelined rebuild algorithm is proposed to take advantage of the sequential property of track retrievals to pipeline the reading and writing processes. Thi...
Jack Y. B. Lee, John C. S. Lui
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Type Journal
Year 2002
Where TPDS
Authors Jack Y. B. Lee, John C. S. Lui
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