VMware policy - How can I use multiple data streams per backup job?

Hi,

we have to backup a VM which is around 7 TB big and we are doing the backup via SAN directly to tape. We are using a VMware policy without intelligent policy.

Is there an option to use multiple data streams / tape drives for one backup job?

Thanks,

Felix

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Re: VMware policy - How can I use multiple data streams per backup job?

I have two 21TB VMs with sybase IQ in them.

My knowledge is that there is no option to use multistreaming with VM backups. These VMs have a lot of VMDK files and would be nice if there was an option to back them up in parallel.

Re: VMware policy - How can I use multiple data streams per backup job?

I agree - feature is not possible yet, but would be nice..

Michal

Re: VMware policy - How can I use multiple data streams per backup job?

Is there no "secret"  command line solution?

It would improve the overall usability in a virtual environment.

Re: VMware policy - How can I use multiple data streams per backup job?

Hello,

I dont think so. Maybe there is some limitation also on VMware side currently. I will ask Product Manager if this feature is not on NetBackup roadmap.

Regards

Michal

Re: VMware policy - How can I use multiple data streams per backup job?

I completely agree and I just created an idea post for vote it.

allow multiple data streams in vmware

Re: VMware policy - How can I use multiple data streams per backup job?

Hello,

according to my PM, there are currently no plans for this feature .

Michal

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Re: VMware policy - How can I use multiple data streams per backup job?

Any plans now in Road map for multi-streaming of a VMDK ?