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File Server - 1.5TB

The file server has the operating system disk and the files. In the selection it is not possible to choose only one, is it?
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Is it recommended to take a snapshot of a disk of this size?
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What would be the recommended maximum size to take a snapshot?
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One solution would be to create an agent-based backup, and create two JOBs: one job only for the files and one for the operating system, for a DR. What do you think?
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Re: File Server - 1.5TB

The file server has the operating system disk and the files. In the selection it is not possible to choose only one, is it?
A: Following article provides more details : https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000083382

Is it recommended to take a snapshot of a disk of this size?
A: Yes, it is absolutely fine.

What would be the recommended maximum size to take a snapshot?
A: Creating snapshot in VMware creates a child disk. Following article provide more details on space requirements :

https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=10151...

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One solution would be to create an agent-based backup, and create two JOBs: one job only for the files and one for the operating system, for a DR. What do you think?
A: There is no need to create two jobs if individual files and folders GRT option is enabled on VMware backup. Same backup set can be used for DR as well as file and folder recovery. Following article provides more details : https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000109161

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Thanks and Regards,

Riyaj