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- Full Name: Rick Vanover
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I recommend restoring the planned retention and backing that up with Veeam or holding the old backups in a "rest" mode - meaning no new backups taken, only restores.
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How I did it recently for a couple of smaller sites where RepliBit was used.
1, Installed the Veeam Agent to the backup server
2, Mounted the backed up VM as an iSCSI target, connected the backup server to the iSCSI volumes
3, Used the agent to backup the volumes, set the compression method to dedupe friendly
4, The backup target was an external USB drive with NTFS deduplication enabled, with a lot of backups and restore points I was able to achieve 1:10 - 1:15 dedupe ratio
5, Imported the agent backups to the Veeam server.
This can be quite a bit of work if you want to retain a lot of restore points for a lot of VMs.
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