Block-level and hash-based single-instance storage

  • US 7,454,592 B1
  • Filed: 02/16/2006
  • Issued: 11/18/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/16/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • receiving a first address of a data block;

    retrieving a signature corresponding to the first address, wherein the signature is derived from at least a portion of contents of the data block;

    retrieving a second address corresponding to the signature.

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