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A Reliability Optimization Method Using Disk Reliability Degree and Data Heat Degree

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4 Author(s)
Yin Yang ; Sch. of Comput. Sci. & Tech., Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Tech, Wuhan, China ; Zhihu Tan ; Jiguang Wan ; ChangSheng Xie

The reliability of the traditional storage system can utilize data recovery and reconstruction operations to recover data in case of the disk failure; however it will result in longer data recovery time and increase the possibility of secondary failure. Hence, reliability optimization has become one of the key subjects of storage system research. In this paper we propose a novel reliability optimization method, which uses disk reliability degree to evaluate the reliability of disk based on SMART technology. And it uses data heat degree to compute the heat degree of data and the utilization degree of disk at the present time, so according to disk reliability degree and disk utilization degree we can protect current hotspots data. Data heat degree also predicts hotspots data in the future based on the current rank of data access frequency and Zipf-like distribution; we can also protect predicted new hotspots data according to disk reliability degree. Our experiment shows that disk reliability degree satisfies the actual usage and data heat degree achieves very high prediction accuracy. In order to evaluate the system performance's influence of our method, the experimental results of data migration based on RAID system demonstrate that reliability optimization method has little or no impact on the normal system performance, and outperforms the traditional reconstruct RAID system.

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Networking, Architecture and Storage (NAS), 2012 IEEE 7th International Conference on

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28-30 June 2012