International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management (IJAIEM)
Data is the heart of any organization; hence it is necessary to protect it. For doing so, it is the needed to implement a good backup and recovery plan. But the redundant nature of the backup data makes the storage a concern; hence it is necessary to avoid the redundant data present in the backup. Data de-duplication is one such solution that discovers and removes the redundancies among the data blocks. In this paper, a deduplication scheme is proposed that improves data deduplication efficiency by exploiting application awareness. The application proposed is motivated on personal storage.