I am backing up a VMWARE server 2003 with backupexec 2010. I have done it twice.
the second time I backed it up activating hardware or software compression.
the VM was powered off
the backup is backup to disk (no tape)
VMWARE reports the used space of the server to be under 1.7 GB but allocated is 50 GB (available but unused).
The backup takes 48 minutes over 10/100 network and backs up 26 GB.
1) is this normal that it saves 26 GB when the actual space used is less than 3 GB?
Any way to change a setting to shrink this?
The size of the 2003 OS is listed from VMWARE at