* To protect data from failure, usually in hardware. See disk mirror.

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Posted by garbgarba on December 05, 2006 at 03:59:56:

In Reply to: * To increase a site's ranking in a search engine by placing hyperlinks from each mirror to every other mirror (a technique known as link farming). This is viewed as unethical by most search engine administrators and websurfers. posted by garbgarba on December 04, 2006 at 04:38:24:

come overloaded with demand. Alternative download points allow the total number of download requests to be spread among several servers, maintaining the availability of the distribution.
* As a temporary measure to counterbalance a sudden, temporary increase in traffic. For example, Slashdotted web


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