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File Splitting or an option to store large backup files other than locally?

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Hi all, first time poster.
Ive been looking through the forums with no real luck on a solution and I was hoping someone could help.

Ive just started using the community version for home use and Im really liking it. Thanks Veeam

The one major issue I see is that there doesnt appear to be a way to split backup file sizes.
I have a server (2019 wintel) that Im running Stablebit Drivepool on which suits almost all my requirements.
However, when trying to backup a Windows 10 client to the pool it appears the max file size for the backup is the max file size of one of my drives that is pooled (in this case 8TB for my backup volume. Total available space is 40TB). Thats a big problem for me as Im trying to backup my video editing PC which has around 20TB of data on it. Effictively what happens is that as soon as the server drive hits 100% on that particular volume Stablebit is writing to, the backup bombs.

So my question is, is there a way to either:
Split the backup file sizes to reasonable levels so my server can handle the backups
or would Storage Spaces effectively work and allow me to transfer a file that is larger than the hard drives installed?
Or is the newbie missing something here? (totally possible)

Im not able to do multiple backups (i believe) as Im only using the community version which is restricted.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I REALLY dont want to go back to using Acronis!

Thanks everyone (stay safe),

Matt

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Re: File Splitting or an option to store large backup files other than locally?

Post by HannesK »

Hello,
and welcome to the forums.

The Veeam agents have one backup file per backup job. No way to split it into chunks because modern filesystems can easily deal with large files.

Windows storage spaces work fine, yes. Also the classic dynamic disks work fine.

If you have multiple smaller volumes, you could also maybe create multiple jobs and make the backup files smaller that way.

Best regards,
Hannes

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Re: File Splitting or an option to store large backup files other than locally?

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Thanks for your reply

I’ll try storage spaces for my backup volumes.

I think it’s a real shame that veeam doesn’t allow the option to split. A lot of backup software solutions support this and it just gives users more flexibility.

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