Merge speed on NAS?

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Merge speed on NAS?

Veeam Logoby Daniel N. » Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:10 am

Hi there,

I currently use Acronis to do my backups, but I want to get away from that terrible product.

Backup speed is really fast with both, Acronis and Veeam, but I am interested in merge speeds. I do my backups over a 1G network to a Synology NAS. With Acronis, a merge is painful. Without exaggerating, a merge takes 10 to 20 times the duration of a new full backup. How fast or slow is Veeam doing a merge, compared to it's regular full backup?

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Re: Merge speed on NAS?

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:27 pm

Hi,

I am not sure how Acronis works, but here is how we work...

The first backup is a full backup, all the following ones are incremental ones. After the defined retention that you have selected, the full will be merged with the one after that, making the oldest recovery point going away. We will get more into detail in this process later on when we are GA, but we use the forever incremental process which you can read in our manuals on Backup & Replication.

For the merge process, it should not be painful at all and considering the way we make sure that the process works "slower" if needed (when you need the resources) you should not suffer from it.

But don't take it from me. Take a retention policy of 1 or 2 days and see for yourself :-D

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Mike
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Re: Merge speed on NAS?

Veeam Logoby Daniel N. » Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:02 am

Uhm, guys, I thought I've seen the merge option somewhere, but I cannot find it anymore. Where is it?
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Re: Merge speed on NAS?

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:27 pm

There is no merge option in VEB. The merge between a full and incremental happens automatically

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