by folerx » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:46 pm people like this post
hi I transfer files (pdf, tif, jpg, word bla bla) from usb external hdds to tapes for archiving. I check all compression boxes. Veeam report 1x compression ratio, or no compression at all. Veeam cant know what tape drive do when write and how compress data so this is reason why report 1x? If tape drive compress data, will veeam correct report free tape space?
by folerx » Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:42 am people like this post
ok..NO COMPRESSION AT ALL... Source usb 3.0 external hdd e:\ data size reported by windows explorer 1.08TB. Free space reported on tape reported by veeam 284GB. Now I have more data on tape than on source hdd? Data on hdd have ntfs compression enabled and show 919gb. Even ntfs compression reduce data by 10%. I use encryption in veeam. Bottleneck: target?
interesting is drop in transfer speed, see picture:
by folerx » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:12 am people like this post
I try to make backup one of this hdds with macrium reflect, compression set to high. Very little saving. Maybe is secret that partition is already compressed with ntfs so here is maximum number of data? Now files is writen to tape without compression checked in veeam. Will report back.
by v.Eremin » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:18 am people like this post
Now i run new file to tape without veeam encryption enabled. Now files is writen to tape without compression checked in veeam.
I thought you were backing up just bunch of ordinary files, such tif, jpeg, psd, etc. However, the quoted statements made me think that you're archiving compressed and encrypted backup files. If so, you're unlikely to see any data reduction at all. Thanks.