Mirror (computing)

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In computing, a mirror may refer to:

  • Disk mirroring (or RAID 1), a redundant array of independent disks in which the same data is written to all disks in the array
  • A mirror website, which republishes information verbatim from another (originating) site without exercising independent editorial control
    • A download mirror, a form of FTP or web mirror used to distribute large files such as Linux distributions and other free software

Website and download mirrors[edit]

  • DMOZ#Content users, sites which mirror or re-use the DMOZ Open Directory Project dataset
  • Wikipedia:Mirrors and forks, sites which republish Wikipedia's open content under a Creative Commons BY-SA licence.
  • WikiLeaks#Hosting, use of multiple sites as protection against individual servers being taken down by government censorship

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