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Is there a backup size limit?

Post by Mirija » May 25, 2011 4:51 am

Hi there,
Still evaluating Veem backup&replication.

We have a file server that sum of all vmdk exceed 2Tb. Backup of this VM will produce near 2Tb file. Is this supported? (Target is on Windows NTFS volume), or can I split backup file into smaller piece?

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Re: Is there a backup size limit?

Post by Sethbartlett » May 25, 2011 4:57 am

This is supported, Windows NTFS has an extremely high file size limit.
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Re: Is there a backup size limit?

Post by Gostev » May 25, 2011 10:03 am

...which is 16 TB (minus 64 KB)

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Re: Is there a backup size limit?

Post by Mirija » May 30, 2011 4:43 am

I tried to backup the file server:
Total VM size: 4,98TB
Processed size 4,06TB
Processing rate: 19MB/s :? (SAN)
Time remaining 14:25:53

Vbk file: around 1,8Tb

Conclusion : seem backup is stuck when vbk file size approaching 2T.
I have to split file server in two or more server.

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Re: Is there a backup size limit?

Post by dlove » Jun 14, 2011 10:34 pm

This has nothing to deal with Veeam, you just need to use a GPT disk on a Windows 2008 (you could use 2003 sp2) to get over that MBR limit of 2TB. I'm using several iSCSI GPT disks over 12TB each.

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