i am looking for some best practices for the settings of the 'storage' tab settings (ie Compression and deduplication level).
My Veeam design is a single VBR VM (virtual appliance mode) on a ESXi standalone with a big VMDK (local storage) acting as repository. So i don't have any dedup appliance. therefore, my backup proxy and repository proxy services are on the same OS : data transfer between the backup proxy (reading and processing dedup & compression) and the repository proxy (writing on disc) are not transmit on network (if i understood well... i guess they use some interprocess mechanism ?).
My questions are :
- Can i use the WAN dedup setting in order to maximize the dedup ratio on my repository, even if the network is not used ? Does it make sense ?
- Can i use the Best Compression setting in order to reduce the backup files size ?
- Does anyone have some interesting feedbak on this both settings ? Does Veeam provides some official best practices (i did not find anything on the site) ?