P2P replica synchronization with vector sets

@article{Malkhi2007P2PRS,
  title={P2P replica synchronization with vector sets},
  author={Dahlia Malkhi and Lev Novik and Chris Purcell},
  journal={Operating Systems Review},
  year={2007},
  volume={41},
  pages={68-74}
}
This paper describes an enhanced replica synchronization mechanism built in Microsoft's WinFS replica management system. The system reconciles autonomously-operating replicas in a completely peer-to-peer manner, without employing a central master or locking. The main challenge is for two replicas to exchange meta-information efficiently about (potentially numerous) data objects in order to discover what updates they are missing, and detect conflicts. The paper introduces a novel bundling… CONTINUE READING
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