Data corruption is the damage of data due to various software or hardware problems. When a file is damaged, it will no longer work accurately, so an application will not start or will give errors, a text file could be partially or entirely unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of data getting harmed without any identification by the system or an administrator, that makes it a serious problem for web hosting servers as problems are more likely to occur on bigger hard disk drives where significant volumes of information are kept. In case a drive is a part of a RAID and the information on it is replicated on other drives for redundancy, it is likely that the bad file will be treated as a regular one and it will be copied on all drives, making the harm permanent. Lots of the file systems which run on web servers today often are not able to locate corrupted files in real time or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server isn't functioning.
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