What dedupe are you seeing for Veeam Agent 2.0?

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What dedupe are you seeing for Veeam Agent 2.0?

Veeam Logoby mtellier » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:13 pm

We have a Windows 2012 file server that is a VM hosted on VMware. The file server has iSCSI LUNS direct to Nimble Storage Volumes and have installed the Veeam Agent for Windows version 2.0 for backup.
The backup agent is working, but were getting de-duplication of 1.2x on Volume level backup. Our test backup consists of 2 volumes and 1.1TB of files, like user home directories and department shares. Were planning on doing a weekly full backup and daily incremental, this one server hosts about 6TB of data to backup. We typically see > 2.x for block level backups in a normal backup job.

Here is our configuration (Full Backup):
Compression Level: Optimal
Storage Optimization: LAN Target
Processed: 1.1TB
Read: 1.1TB
Transferred: 964.6GB (1.2x)

Backup storage is a Synology Rackstation with 10Gbps interface.

I contacted technical support, they had me change Compression to Dedupe-friendly and Optimization to WAN target. Using these settings there was absolutely no savings on the backup size, Processed 1.1TB, Read 1.1TB and Transferred 1.1TB.

Anyone else experience the same de-dupelication for file backup? What about Exchange backup with the agent?
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Re: What dedupe are you seeing for Veeam Agent 2.0?

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:04 pm

Hi Mark,

Good deduplication results can be achieved when you are using a deduplication storage. For instance take a look at this post - it shows impressive savings while using native Windows 2012 deduplication repository.
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