I'm new to Veeam and this forum so go easy on me!
I wondered if any of you knew why a recent successful full backup of a server has ended up larger than the apparent data stored on it?
ESXi 5.0 U1, vCenter 5.1, Veeam B&R 6.5, backing up to a Windows 2008 R2 repository using a reverse incremental job. This is the first, and therefore full backup.
Server in question is a 2008 R2 VM with 3 VMDK's / Disks:
C:\ - Size 40gb, Used 16.4gb
E:\ - Size 60gb, Used 46.4gb
F:\ - Size 836gb, Used 195gb.
Total Used = 257.8gb
But the backup report for the server gives me these figures:
Size - 937gb (Correct)
Read - 907.6gb (Hmm...why is this? Most of it is just empty space?)
Transferred - 553.7gb (Over double the used space)
My guess is that Veeam is 'seeing' some additional data which isn't showing in the OS - I've cleared the recycle bin, but can't see where Veeam is finding this extra data?
Any ideas? Happy to log a support call, but it seems most of the Veeam support guys live on this forum anyway!
Thanks in advance,