Data corruption is the damage of data caused by various hardware or software problems. After a file gets damaged, it will no longer work accurately, so an app will not start or will give errors, a text file can be partially or entirely unreadable, an archive will be impossible to open and then unpack, etc. Silent data corruption is the process of info getting harmed without any identification by the system or an administrator, which makes it a significant problem for hosting servers as fails are more likely to occur on larger in size hard drives where substantial volumes of information are located. When a drive is part of a RAID and the info on it is duplicated on other drives for redundancy, it is more than likely that the damaged file will be treated as a healthy one and it will be duplicated on all drives, making the damage permanent. A huge number of the file systems that operate on web servers today often cannot locate corrupted files immediately or they need time-consuming system checks through which the server isn't working.

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