File-level backup from NAS, file shares and file servers
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balma01
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file share backup vs vm backup

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from a performance point of view, is it better to backup/replicate a VM containing a file server or to perform a file share backup ?

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Re: file share backup vs vm backup

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Image-level backup of the server itself will always work much faster, and also result in much lower source storage load.

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Re: file share backup vs vm backup

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This is assuming the file server data for the VM is located within the VM, meaning in a VMDK/VHD. If the data is external to the VM (e.g. using in-guest iSCSI), requiring the Veeam agent, then depending on the size of the file server it may be worth looking at using the NAS backup feature instead.

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