silent data corruption with rsync

Henri Shustak henri.shustak at
Thu Mar 13 15:14:28 MDT 2014

> Anyway, if "They" care about their data , "They" use checksumming for storing their data on disk, do "They" ? ;) <snip> silent bitrot on disks _does_ happen

I totally agree. Storage devices fail and if you need to know if the data is the same then a checksum is your best bet. If you want to do your best to mitigate this issue to the best of your ability, then there are some good file system choices which may be made prior to the spinning platters disks having bad blocks or the flash memory failing.

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