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rashik's avatar
rashik
Level 2
9 years ago

Diff-Inc backup is almost of same size as full backup for DFSR data

We have configured NetBackup policy for DFSR data as per the article https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.HOWTO65638.html. - There are two schedules configured for backup policy - daily diff...
  • sdo's avatar
    9 years ago

    Also note that NetBackup v7.7.1:

    https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.DOC8511.html

    ...release notes says:

    "NetBackup 7.7.1 adds support for system state incremental backups. You can also restore the system state using a full backup and one or more incremental backups. This feature helps you to save a lot of backup time and storage space.

    However, for GRT backups, the system state incremental backups run as full backups. For more information, refer “Restoring the System State” in the NetBackup Administrator’s Guide, Volume I.” "

    .

    I believe that DFSR backups are covered by Shadow Copy Components (which is synonomous with Syatem State), and so maybe your solution is to go to v7.7.1 ?   But don't take my word for it, check with Support first for an official line on whether this new feature in NetBackup v7.7.1 will help you or not.   Please do let us know if/when you find out.  Thanks.