Changing Storage Optimization

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Changing Storage Optimization

Veeam Logoby cstemaly » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:58 pm

I have a several jobs that have been running successfully for quite some time. They use reverse incremental and have 4 restore points. I have been digging into how to improve my configurations, and discovered that I can improve deduplication by changing Storage Optimization to optimize for WAN target. Currently, the jobs are configured to use Local Target optimization.

I found the current line in the documentation:
Changes in compression and deduplication settings are not applied to the previous backup chains. The changes will take effect only when a new full backup is created.

With this in mind, how would I go about changing my jobs to optimize for WAN target with the least amount of effort? Should I just copy the data elsewhere and recreate the job?
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Re: Changing Storage Optimization

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:05 pm

Should I just copy the data elsewhere and recreate the job?

You can just change the corresponding option in backup job settings and wait till the next full backup will take place: be it manual or automatic run.

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Re: Changing Storage Optimization

Veeam Logoby cstemaly » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:55 pm

When will the next full backup run?

My job is set to Reverse Incremental with no Active Fulls.
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Re: Changing Storage Optimization

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:25 pm

In this case, just perform manual full backup by right-clicking the corresponding job and selecting “Active Full” option.

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[MERGED] Changing the Storage Optimization setting

Veeam Logoby RaymondV » Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:41 pm

Hi,

We use forward incremental backups with weekly synthetic fulls including transforms into rollbacks. I want to change the Storage Optimization setting from "Local" to "LAN target" (and perhaps later on to "WAN target) to save storage space on my backup repository. I understand that I need to perform a full backup for the change to take effect. Will a synthetic full be enough or do I have to run an active full? Some of our VM's are rather big and I don't want to have 2 or more full backupfiles per job on my repository.

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Re: Changing Storage Optimization

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:06 pm

Hi Raymond, active full backup should be triggered in order to apply these settings. Thanks!
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Re: Changing Storage Optimization

Veeam Logoby Squish » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:36 am

What will happen if I have backup copy chained to this job ? After active full it will copy all the data again ?
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Re: Changing Storage Optimization

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:13 am

Hi Ondřej, backup copy job will fail, since it does not support mix of block sizes. You'd need to perform manual active full for backup copy as well.
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Re: Changing Storage Optimization

Veeam Logoby Squish » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:48 pm

Thank you foggy, copy job to tape will be with same result right ?
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Re: Changing Storage Optimization

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:56 pm

No, tape jobs are not affected by the block size change, since they operate with entire backup files.
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