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Enabling Windows Deduplication

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Hi,

I followed this recommendation for setting up deduplication, but I still don't see deduplication results.

https://www.veeam.com/blog/data-dedupli ... veeam.html

Is it because the volume (ReFS) is configured with 64K block?

I have a total of 900GB written.

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Re: Enabling Windows Deduplication

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Hello,
Is it because the volume (ReFS) is configured with 64K block?
yes, that's the reason.

And if you search the forum, then you will be happy about this default setting. There is a registry key to make combine block-cloning with Windows deduplication, but the performance seems to be not very good.

So my recommendation is: keep it as it is :-)

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Hannes

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Re: Enabling Windows Deduplication

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Hi,

i found a tread that people are talking about it.

The point is that I see no benefit in enabling a deduplication that does not deduplicate.

I imagined if I formed the volume with a 4K block I would have an interesting gain, since this data will hardly be accessed frequently.

From experience I know that 4K block deduplicates a lot, but the restoration is extremely slow.


Thanks.

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