Feature Request - Analysis Files

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Feature Request - Analysis Files

Veeam Logoby mdeagued » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:12 am

On the subject of analysis files to copy, I found that only looks at date modified, either, for instance.

An Outlook PST 4,6GB in Full Backup copies integer.
The next day the PST only has 1 added email, but being different modification date, copy it whole again.
The next day the PST has not changed at all, but just the fact that Outlook reads it, will change the modification date, copy it whole again.

Are you thinking some sort of file-level analysis to copy only the changed data? In such cases we are talking about the difference between copying a 100% and 0.01% of the information, with improvements in space and time that entails.

Greetings.
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Re: Feature Request - Analysis Files

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:38 pm

mdeagued,
Yes, unfortunately that’s expected behavior in the file level backup functionality we have for the v1 of the Endpoint, but of course it will be enhanced in the next versions. Thank you for pointing this out!
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Re: Feature Request - Analysis Files

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:02 pm

mdeagued wrote:copy it whole again

Dima, why is it an expected behavior? This should not be happening, because we do block-level incremental backup even in file-level backup mode. Or is there some limitation currently?
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Re: Feature Request - Analysis Files

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:50 pm

Yes, apparently this is a known limitation.
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Re: Feature Request - Analysis Files

Veeam Logoby kulimboy » Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:30 am

Hope next version will use CBT for file level backup. Some computers we only need to backup their PST files and that why block level incremental backup for file-level is the utmost important.
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Feature Request - File level incremental backup

Veeam Logoby dvarga » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:25 am

Hello

I don't know if it's technically possible, but if yes, it would be AMAZING :)
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Re: Feature Request - Analysis Files

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:15 pm

Hello Dvarga and welcome to Veeam Forums,
We are tracking this feature request. Thank you for sharing your idea!
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