anyone have any thoughts or experience of backing up desktop images that are linked clones so that they can be restored as "full" individual machines later?
Scenario that has crossed my desk is being looked at from an Avamar product specialist but that requires a unique agent in each machine which isn't going to happen easily in View Linked Clones, their loss
What we are being asked is, client has 500 desktops as linked clones, scheduled refresh/recompose monthly, security staff require backups of all machines so that they can go back up to 60 days to recover individual user data files.
My thinking is that this is ideal for Veeam as it will see the Linked clones as individual machines for backup but will then benefit from the deduplication ratio that linked clones will obviously have.
Any thoughts, experiences or "left field" ideas welcomed.