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New REFS Repositories

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We just brought a new Windows 2016 Veeam server online. It has 2 60 TB drives formatted with REFS. They have been added to our backup repositories. I would like to add them to our scale-out repositories. The original Veeam server is running 2012 R2. It will be upgrading to 2016 and I would like to go through the process of having all drives using REFS. Since my current repositories are being used and would need reformatted for REFS, is my best option to move everything to the new drives/repositories, remove the NTFS repositories from the scale-out then format to REFS and add them back to the scale-out repository? After that make sure the repository is set to data locality?
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Re: New REFS Repositories

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Hi Warren,

First: Welcome to our forums!
Second: Data locality is indeed the way to go. One issue with the move... Those files won't profit from the REFS techniques as the move won't make them REFS ready. So only from the moment that you will do a full backup it will start using block cloning.

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Re: New REFS Repositories

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Ah I do remember seeing that somewhere, thanks.

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