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large physical server

Veeam Logoby frankive » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:16 pm

We have a customer with an SBS 2011 installation and with a datavolume of 10 TB.
Any issue with using Veeam for Windows on this server?
With a backupdrive on 12 TB and forever incremental, with 7 days retention it should work?

Would you use Endpoint 1.5 or VAW beta if you had to install it today?
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Re: large physical server

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:08 am

Hi Frank,

Yes it works. I have seen people use VEB on larger volumes but be aware that the first one is full and can take quite some time so do your first ever in the weekend :-)
12 TB does seem a bit close. It all depends on the daily churn. Another thing is that after the 7 days, a merge needs to happen and I fear that you won't have enough space to be able to do that merge. What type of backupdrive is it? Is it a volume inside the server? Is it a different storage? Can you expand it?

Personally I would wait a little bit longer since we are getting close (as Anton stated in one of his latest digests) to the GA version of VAW

My 2 cents
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Re: large physical server

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:18 pm


Should be ok. I’d recommend to disable backup throttling (Control Panel > Settings) and schedule backup to run while resource consumption wont interrupt regular server’s activity.

Go with VEB 1.5 – we will support upgrade to VAW 2.0 when it goes GA.
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