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Fault-tolerant video server using combined RAID 5 and mirroring
Author(s): Ernst W. Biersack; Christoph Bernhardt
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Paper Abstract

Video servers must use large disk arrays to provide the huge amount of storage capacity and bandwidth needed. As the number of disk drives increases, the probability of a video server failure increases too. We propose a redundancy scheme that uses both RAID 5 techniques and mirroring to make a video server tolerant against all single disk failures. Our approach provides a unified framework for the use of RAID 5 and mirroring to achieve fault tolerance at the lowest additional cost possible, while guaranteeing 100 percent service availability even when operating with a failed disk.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 January 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3020, Multimedia Computing and Networking 1997, (24 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.264285
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Ernst W. Biersack, Institut Eurecom (France)
Christoph Bernhardt, Institut Eurecom (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3020:
Multimedia Computing and Networking 1997
Martin Freeman; Paul Jardetzky; Harrick M. Vin, Editor(s)

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