Supportability of USB drives for Deduplication storage with Backup Exec De-duplication option.

Article:TECH142970  |  Created: 2010-10-28  |  Updated: 2013-03-07  |  Article URL
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 Backup Exec Deduplication is the native method for deduplication - enabled via an additional "Backup Exec Deduplication Option". Only Local disks are supported for deduplication storage.


Removable Drives like USB and FireWire are not supported due to the perceived temporary connection method and issues that can arise from a device that is unsafely removed or appears on a different path.
The usage of the "Backup Exec Deduplication Option" with USB, FireWire, and remote disks implies that the customer is doing so at their own risk and without official Symantec support.


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