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Backup Compression Setup on Backup Exec 2010

Created: 17 Apr 2013 • Updated: 17 Apr 2013 | 3 comments

Dear all,

Can anybody explain to me how to setup compression ratio on Backup Exec 2010?

Kindly treat as very urgent.


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Larry Fine's picture

You don't control the compression ratio, neither does Backup Exec.

"hardware compression" is either ON or OFF.  If it is "on" then the compression ratio is up to the tape drive.  The compression ratio that is actually achieved is usually dictated by the source data as some data compresses greatly (text files) and some data compresses poorly (zips & MP3s)

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teiva-boy's picture

Yup as Larry says.  It's either on or off.  You can do it in software on the client, in hardware (preferred) in your tape drive, or you can do it with deduplication (also preferred)

There is an online portal, save yourself the long hold times. Create ticket online, then call in with ticket # in hand :-) "We backup data to restore, we don't backup data just to back it up."

Sush...'s picture

Hello Oloriebi,

    You may also want to refer to these technotes which will give detail information : Enabling or disabling hardware compression for tape drives : How Backup Exec for Windows Servers controls hardware compression on tape devices.



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