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Enable Automatic Backup Integrity Checks ?

Post by dstreufe » Apr 23, 2010 11:23 pm 1 person likes this post

Can anyone tell me what the "Enable Automatic Backup Integrity Checks" checkbox does? I realize it does some kind of integrity check, but I am trying to assess the pros/cons of this and possible performance impacts... So I am more specifically wondering exactly what this "integrity check" involves.


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Re: Enable Automatic Backup Integrity Checks ?

Post by Gostev » Apr 24, 2010 1:18 am 1 person likes this post

Hello Dan. If this option is selected, Veeam Backup will perform the integrity check of backup file in the beginning of each incremental run. This typically takes just a few seconds, and so does not impact performance noticeably. Starting v4, Veeam Backup features transactional storage with some level of redundancy. The verification process leverages this redundant data to verify the user data integrity which can be affected due to issues like abnormal job termination, failed disk write and so on. During this process, if any issues are found, the backup file is automatically recovered to the last known good state before initiating the new incremental run.

I cannot think of any cons of having this enabled.


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Re: Enable Automatic Backup Integrity Checks ?

Post by albertwt » Apr 26, 2010 11:23 am

yes i use it by default in all of my backup using VBR 4.1, no performance impacted.
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Re: Enable Automatic Backup Integrity Checks ?

Post by rawtaz » Jun 03, 2013 2:34 pm

Gostev; Is there anywhere one can read in more detail how the integrity check at hand (the one referred to in this thread) works, what it does?

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Re: Enable Automatic Backup Integrity Checks ?

Post by jp34 » Jun 21, 2013 8:09 am

... and are we warned by email (if e-mail notifications are enabled for the job) when an integrity fault occurs ?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Enable Automatic Backup Integrity Checks ?

Post by veremin » Jun 21, 2013 8:37 am

If for some reason the built-in check fails, it will be definitely reported in the job session and I’m pretty sure that this information will also appear in notification mail; though, need to double check it.


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