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- Full Name: Michael Russell
I'm setting up Veeam 4 to backup to a remote file share for DR. The job I've created is backing up several VMs (File, DC, Exchange, SQL etc). The VRB files are around 50GB and we've a 5 meg link to the DR location. I'm using local storage before copying the VBK & VRB files to DR and editing the backup job to point to the new location.
My question is, I need to get the VRB file down in size. Is there any anaylsis tool available to tell me what is contained in this file. I need a breakdown per VM if possible so I can work out a way to reduce this file size. I've talked to a MS expert about disabling the pagefile in my windows VMs or read here about moving them to a dedicated disk - if I do this do I just exclude the pagefile disk from the backup job and will this give me trouble if I restore the VM & power it on without this disk attached?
The main question I'd like answered is if the VRB can be analysed in detail??
(The backup summary shows the size of each VM but not any detail on rate of change / delta for that incremental job)
16 VMs, 3 x ESX 3.5 hosts, iSCSI San, local Fibre attached disk storage for Veeam backup server, remote Openfiler CIFS share in DR.
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Yes, McClane is correct. You can move pagefile to the excluded disks and perform your backup jobs, that would reduce changes that should be transmitted. Actually, you can see detailed info if you right-click on the Properties at your Backups tab on the corresponding backup job. It
contains information on compression and de-duplication ratios, available restore points for a particular backup, as well as date, data size and backup size.
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