Hi Luca,dellock6 wrote: But remember, synthetic + transform puts a high load on the backup storage, generating 4 I/O for every bit taken from production storage.
I agree with you, Synthetic + Transform in Forward Incremental for small VMs from 20 GB till 700 GB it was fine with me, I managed to back most of the VMs in that way. But since it hanged for more than 40 Hours just waiting for the job to finish of 1.4TB of one VM, then I changed my mind to stick with Only Forward Incremental, with 7 Days Retention of both Restore Points and VMs Deleted from Disk. I thought with this configuration, I will have full one week backup of 1 VM as I have explained in the above threads. But in reality it's not, it Runs Full on Friday, Sun-Thu incremental, but next week, it repeats the same without deleting the old VBK and VIBs files. This kept me in bad shape with regards of Storage. Good you brought it back to my mind, I will try to run some of the Jobs configured in that way Synthetic+Transform and some of them with Reversed Incremental for the Big VMs.