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Guest File System Indexing

Post by Perry » Jan 10, 2017 6:58 pm

I tried restoring a file from a backed up guest VM that is 200Gig large. It takes a long time because it has to reconstitute the entire VM in a temp folder before it can extract that one file I need. Does enabling Guest File System Indexing provide for faster recovery of a single file from VM?

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Re: Guest File System Indexing

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jan 10, 2017 8:07 pm

Hi Perry,

The entire VM is never restored during FLR process. Can you please tell us a bit more about your infrastructure? Where is your backup repository located? Is is a dedupe device or regular storage?

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Re: Guest File System Indexing

Post by Perry » Jan 12, 2017 8:58 pm

I have two hyper-v host servers with another separate server running Veeam backup. The VMs are backed up to a NAS not a dedupe device.

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Re: Guest File System Indexing

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jan 13, 2017 11:02 am

Ok, thanks for clarification! FLR restore performance depends on the repository performance (in your case it is a NAS device). Please take a look at this existing topic with a similar question > Very slow file level restore and problem with permissions

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