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Veeam 3.1.1 backup and Vsphere thin provisioning

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Is there a Veeam 3.1.1 switch or feature that ignores unused drive white space when backing up VM's?
An example is a 700GB VM Thin provisioned disk using only 20% of this space in actual usage. The issue is the backup job takes a copy of the whole disk, not the used disk only if that makes sense?

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Re: Veeam 3.1.1 backup and Vsphere thin provisioning

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Wait till version 4.0, that will support thin provisioning =D

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Re: Veeam 3.1.1 backup and Vsphere thin provisioning

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Hello Tim,

Yes, thin provisioned disks will be fully supported at out major relase of Veeam Backup and Replication version 4, right now, unfortunately, these disks are treated as flat disks. However, due to inline deduplication during the backup job, all similar blocks and empty blocks in the VMs are replaced with links to the single unique block, so you don't have the same amount of space taken for your backups.

Thank you.

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