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Application aware and file server

Post by Sytha » Sep 12, 2019 8:52 am

Hello,

I was wondering if there's a real interest to use application aware on a file server.

I understand that in a database environment, like SQL or Exchange, VSS will flush I/O and ensure a consistent state but I can't see the interest on a file server.

Do I miss something ?

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Re: Application aware and file server

Post by Gostev » Sep 12, 2019 12:22 pm

Hello,

Are you saying you're not interested in similarly flushing on-going I/O on the file server? But that would mean that backup will capture a disk state with some writes to files being incomplete, because some write buffers will still be in memory. Is this not a problem for you that some files will be inconsistent in backup?

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Re: Application aware and file server

Post by Sytha » Sep 13, 2019 7:01 am

Hello,

i ain't saying anything. I'm just asking...

When you take a VMware Snapshot on a file Server, in my opinon, it will be consistent correct me if I'm wrong. So I was wondering if application aware is really needed.

That was my point.


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