[DRBD-user] what's metadata

Luciano Rocha strange at nsk.no-ip.org
Mon Feb 25 19:24:00 CET 2008

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 06:45:19PM +0100, Aimar Marco wrote:
> Hello,
> what's a metadata?

What's meta-something?

# A prefix meaning a later, more comprehensive, transcending, or more highly organized version of something. Used with the name of a discipline to designate a new but related discipline designed to deal critically with the original one.

# A prefix used in computer science meaning "relating to" or "based on." For example, a metadirectory would be a directory relating to, or about directories. More simply put, a directory of directories.

What's metadata?

# Commonly known as "data about data" it is the data describing context, content and structure of records and their management through time.

# Information that describes the content, quality, condition, origin, and other characteristics of data or other pieces of information. ...

Google "define: metadata" is your friend.

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