Im having a bit of an issue here with Veeam compared to my old imaging software (symantec System Recovery). The full backups of my servers are smaller with veeam (which is great) compared to the old backup solution however each increment that is done with veeam is much bigger than the increments done with the old backup product - im at a loss as to why this is and its blowing out our archive storage and creating issues for tape backup.
For example, some of our 'quieter' servers used to have increments of around 300-500MB....now with veeam, the increments on those same servers are around 4-8GIG! - each time! This adds up real quick.
I suspect that the reason for the huge increments is the OS page file - veeam keeps backing it up with each increment because it changes frequently. Am i wrong or could there be another cause for these large increments?
I read that version 6 of veeam (which i am running - with esxi5 - backing up Server03 VMs) has the ability to 'ignore' or exclude page/swap files from the backup process - GREAT!!! I have checked the settings on all my jobs and this setting is ticked - but it doesnt seem to be working here.
Has anyone else had issues with extremely large increments? been able to work out what is causing the large increments?
I would prefer to not create a new vmdk just for the paging file if possible - and seems like v6 really makes this unnecessary now - is there anything anyone can think of that might be causing these large increments on a server that does not change very much at all daily.
-CBT is enabled
-Increments are done daily
-Pagefiles are on the C partition of OS
-No synthetic fulls or reverse incrementals in use - all are base weekly with incrementals through the week.
Appreciate any help you can offer