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Replication is a strategy for automatically copying data to other systems for backup reasons or to make that data more accessible to people at other locations. Replication can also distribute data to multiple servers that can make that information available to multiple simultaneous users. A load-balancing scheme distributes incoming requests to an appropriate server. This is the concept of a clustered system and is often used for busy Web sites.
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