04-27-2016 07:03 AM
I'm about to backup a couple of servers over a wan link just using fullbackup jobs and client-side depuplication , no incremental just full backups.
pros and cons ?
04-27-2016 07:36 AM
Be sure to restart services on the client and on the media server
04-27-2016 07:37 AM
Try do a backup without the client source dedup, but on the destination.
Try with a small folder.
04-27-2016 07:58 AM
As suggested, ensure client side is selected for the backup to dedupe of this remote server.
This will prompt for a BE services restart on the Backup Exec Server, so restart them.
Test a client side backup of a small folder. After this job completes, open the job log and confirm under the device and media section, device hostname is
the remote server that you would be backing up. This confirms, that client side did work.
In this backup job, go to setting of the job and ensure to run verify as a seperate Job else it will verify across the wire.
If you run into any Issue please check https://www.veritas.com/community/blogs/deduplication-option-backup-exec ( read write error section)
04-27-2016 11:01 PM
Thank you for your comments.
But would it be ok to just use full backups with client-side dedup as backup stategy and not the old way with weekly fulls , monthly fulls and incremental in between?
Or is it not the way to go ?
05-05-2016 12:01 AM
I'd say not really the way to go.
05-05-2016 01:33 AM
I think this boils down to performance in your environment
In theory client side dedup will only transfer the changed 'chunks' over the network even though you ran a full. So the data transfer is incremental in nature even though the result is a full.
So really it would boil down to;
Is the processing for what chunks have changed faster or slower then the processing for what files have changed incrementally (followed by processing the chunks just for those changed files.) As this will change from environment to environment I'd suggest you try a test against one backup job running for a weeks worth a full backups and then compare with 1 weekly full and the rest of the week as incrementals.