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Re: [Duplicity-talk] zfec vs. par2 (and, hello there!) (was: Announcing

From: zooko
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] zfec vs. par2 (and, hello there!) (was: Announcing Déjà Dup)
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2008 15:52:44 -0700

On Nov 3, 2008, at 15:09 PM, Peter Schuller wrote:

I have not looked into zfec in detail yet, but the one downside seems to be that (and please correct me if I am wrong), it cannot be used to produce error correction data separate from the input data.

No, it can. zfec documentation talks about "primary blocks" and "secondary blocks". The "primary" ones are just the contents of the input data.


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