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Definitive Stand on ReFS And Windows 2016 Version 1709

Post by HJAdams123 » Dec 20, 2017 2:36 pm

Hello and Good Day Veeam Community....

I heard rumors, and verbage here and there about this topic, so I wanted something official. I checked the release notes of 9.5 Update 3 and saw no mention of it. But I heard somewhere that Update 3 was going to disable the ReFs block clone functionality on a Windows 2016 Version 1709 this true? Then I heard it will be disabled on a ReFs volume that uses deduplication on a Windows 2016 Version 1709.

Can someone from Veeam state here and in the clear officially under what scenario that ReFs block clone functionality will be disabled on 9.5 Update 3 and Windows Server 2016?

And if none of what I stated above is true, then I guess state that as well.... :)

Thank you as always, and Happy Holidays!


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Re: Definitive Stand on ReFS And Windows 2016 Version 1709

Post by Gostev » Dec 20, 2017 2:38 pm

Hi, Harold. Update 3 disables block cloning on ReFS 3.3 volumes with built-in deduplication enabled (which is the new feature of Windows 2016 version 1709). There are no other changes. Thanks!

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