rnt-guy wrote:Will "Local target 16TB+" give it the best use of space on the local disks?
rnt-guy wrote:or if I use something else that is better it will be worse for the DD's turn?
rnt-guy wrote:I was going through the recommendations here and was curious if the answers change where Windows disk is the backup job destination and then it's the copy job that is a DD, not a DD first.
rnt-guy wrote:Thanks. Our customers aren't concerned with restore performance as they are quite rare, but rather disk space and window to get the backup job complete. So it would seem we should use the storage optimization size that results in the best dedupe performance on the backup job (win2012r2 w/ dedupe) with in-line dedupe enabled, then use optimal compression with decompress turned on for the copy job destination.
sound about right? I think the best dedupe rate for the windows server would be 'dedupe friendly', no?
rnt-guy wrote:another question is about restarts: which of the settings in the recommendations require a reseed if we decide to change them? I remember storage optimization won't take effect until a new active full. are there others?
rnt-guy wrote:Last question - does in-line dedupe only affect backup jobs and not once we go offsite to the DD? Seems good to use it then?
rnt-guy wrote:is there any value with Synthetic Fulls with a DD? Since all VBKs are deduped against each other any corruption on the actual disks would be ruined anyway right? Or do they still provide protection somehow?
rnt-guy wrote:[EDIT:] - I heard SFs perform terribly without DDboost. We have it licensed and on, but apparently it doesn't work through the cloud gateway product. Not sure if that matters for SFs though.
foggy wrote:As far as I remember, DD Boost repositories can work in Cloud Connect, though not recommended due to inability to force recommended settings. Correct, without DD Boost all synthetic activity takes much longer.
rnt-guy wrote:if the time it takes for SF's to finish is too long, is it at all possible active fulls would be faster?
rnt-guy wrote:Kind of related, but is there any benefit/protection value in doing an active full every once in a while that a SF doesn't provide?