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2010 VMWare Storage API backups

Created: 14 May 2010 | 2 comments

We've been using BE and "another product" for backups.  The "other" handling VMWare.

We decided to use BE for everthing.  However, unless I'm missing something it appears that BE does NOT compress (software compression on) Virtual Machine bakcups!  Am i losing my mind?, did i miss something? Please don't tell me that BE will not compress these.........arrghhhh

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Ben L.'s picture

Where are you reading that Backup Exec does not use software compression for VM backups?

If this response answers your concern, please mark it as a "solution"

Dev T's picture


Please refer the document
Question 6 answers your query, this document is for BE12.5 but also applicable for BE2010

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