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Backup Exec 2014: how to optimize too big Sysem State incremental backup

Hi everyone,

It is not the first time this issue is being discussed on Connect: the size of incremental backup for Windows Server 2008 is too big. As I can see this happens because of Windows Server system state architecture - it is big thing by design.

And here's the problem (or call it challenge): how to optimize this? How to make (smart) backup of Windows Server without using too much storage space? And another one - how to remediate expired backup?

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...the only way to optimise

...the only way to optimise your backups to disk might be via dedupe which will backup unique data once, and put pointers in for redundant files.

Thanks!

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There is no way to optimise

There is no way to optimise your backup. The size of the backup is dependent on the data. If your backup sets are on disk then they would be deleted by DLM when they expire. There is no way to get them back after they are purged. If you want to keep them longer, then you need to restrain then BEFORE they expire
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...the only way to optimise

...the only way to optimise your backups to disk might be via dedupe which will backup unique data once, and put pointers in for redundant files.

Thanks!

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Only option I see is using

Only option I see is using deduplication or more compression.

Thank you all for replies. I

Thank you all for replies. I was thinking that if there's no way to optimize in terms of data specifics, maybe there are some recommendations on how often do these kind of backups. What do you think?

The system state is needed to

The system state is needed to recover a server. How often you backup the system state is how current you want your recovered server to be

Thank you. That's what I

Thank you. That's what I thought. Unfortunately there's no magic pill. Except deduplication of course :)