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Key Components of a DFS

In a Distributed File System (DFS), replication, scalability, and consistency are key components that ensure the system's reliability, performance, and integrity. Let's delve into how each of these aspects is typically handled:

1. Replication


  • Replication in DFS is primarily about ensuring data availability and durability. By creating multiple copies of data across different nodes, DFS protects against data loss due to node failures.


  • Data Blocks: Files are often divided into blocks, and each block is replicated across multiple nodes.




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