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Q: Does deduplication work for replication, or for backup only?
A: No, because replicas are created in native format (uncompressed), deduplication is not applicable to them.
http://go.veeam.com/rs/veeam/images/web ... -part3.pdf
Slide 9 - Replication Architecture
Uses proxies servers at source and target sites
- Source proxy (VM or physical)
-- Compresses and deduplicates the data
- Target proxy (VM or physical)
-- Decompresses the data
I'd appreciate some clarification. Thanks!
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Actually both answers are correct let me clarify it further...
In case of replication, deduplication and compression only applies while VM data is in-flight between source and target site (to reduce network traffic). On the other hand, the replica VM itself is stored in native (uncompressed) format - just like the source VM. Hope this makes sense.