variable-block

variable-block

[′ver·ē·ə·bəl ′bläk]
(computer science)
Pertaining to an arrangement of data in which the number of words or characters in a block can vary, as determined by the programmer.
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Progressive Deduplication Is Content-Aware Arkeia's progressive deduplication is based on advanced algorithms that constitute a major advance beyond fixed-block and variable-block deduplication.
By accommodating the natural reorganization of file system blocks within a VMDK image, Arkeia enjoys compression ratios on VMDKs that are 40% better than variable-block deduplication.
Progressive deduplication improves on traditional "variable-block deduplication" in two ways.
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