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BradJensen
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Feature Request - split backup repository files

Post by BradJensen » May 01, 2015 8:31 pm

Windows Deduplication won't run on files 'near or over 1 TB' in size. So says MicroSoft. I lie awake at night wondering what could possibly be magic about that file size, and if they ever plan to fix this designed-in bug, but as usual it is best to design around the MS bug.

This is a problem for backup repository files that are over 1 TB in size.

Of course, it is possible to break one backup into multiple backups, so that each backup is less than 1 TB in size, unless you have a VM over 1 TB.

It would be nice if Veeam had an option to limit the size of individual files in the repository to X bytes, such as 750GB for example, and then Veeam would write continuation files for a single backup that were each smaller than that size.

so file.001.xyz,
file.002.xyz, etc.

Pretty please with sugar on it.

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Re: Feature Request - split backup repository files

Post by Gostev » May 01, 2015 9:50 pm

Hi, Brad. We have something in line with that coming in v9. Not exactly what you are asking for, but should largely address this requirement regardless. Unfortunately, I cannot say much at this point, as this option is a part of a "top secret" feature. We can touch base towards the end of the summer, when the feature will be announced. Thanks!

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