Brief: Deduplicate filesystems to avoid explosion of backups
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  • Owing to various historical circumstances, such as insufficient funds to store hardware, lack of a backup system or organized note-taking for backups, many FRDCSA files have been copied and copied, into a snowballing collection of files on various hard drives. The goal of the project is to backup all of those files, detecting duplications of individual files as well as whole directory structures, and backing up each file on enough disks in enough phyical locaitons so as to minimize the chance of permanent data loss.