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What is a Distributed File System?

Distributed File Systems are a type of file system that manage the storage and retrieval of data across multiple servers and locations, making the distributed nature of the storage transparent to the user. These systems are designed to provide reliable, efficient access to files over a network, typically in a large-scale environment.

Key Characteristics

Data Distribution

  • Files are stored across multiple physical servers, which may be spread across different geographic locations. This distribution enhances data availability and reliability.




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