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Full Name: Ivor Dillen

backup large vm +20TB

Post by ivordillen » Apr 02, 2015 7:59 pm

In a few weeks I'll have to create a backupjob for a vm with +20TB of disks (dicom cache) what should I do (best pratice)?
I guess one job for the entire vm would create a too big of a file? so create a few jobs with different disks?



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Re: backup large vm +20TB

Post by foggy » Apr 02, 2015 9:28 pm

Ivor, I would not recommend backing up different disks with different jobs, since you would have no consistent backup of the entire VM. Also, there might be issues with FLR, since with system disk excluded from the job, you would not be able to restore to original location.

Basically, depending on your hardware, backup environment, and backup window, you might be ok with backing up VM of this size. Please review other users' experience in backing up large VMs.

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