Elephant: The File System That Never Forgets

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Modern file systems associate the deletion of a file with the release of the storage associated with that file, and file writes with the irrevocable change of file contents. We propose that this model of file system behavior is a relic of the past, when disk storage was a scarce resource. We believe that the correct model should ensure that all user actions… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/HOTOS.1999.798369

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