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Backup Exec 2010 small business edition and deduplication

Created: 21 Nov 2012 | 3 comments

We're trying to reduce our Backup Exec 2010 R3 backup size and I've been told about the deduplication option.  I dont have the option to run it, any ideas why? 

Or any other suggestions to reduce the size of the backups? We backup to harddrives and have the option to upgrade to backup exec 2012.  Let me know your thoughts


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RahulG's picture

you can create Deduplication folder in backup exec 2010.

You can upgrade to BE 2012 as well but Make sure to go through all the documents as there are significant changes in BE 2012 and its is similar to using a different Backup application.

pkh's picture

If you want to use dedup, you need to purchase the option.  Install the dedup option licence and select the option in BE.  To use use dedup, your media server must be a 64-bit machine.  The dedup option is quite demanding in terms of RAM and CPU.  See this document

Before looking at the dedup option, you can look at doing incremental or differential backups to reduce the size of your backups.  See my article below

You might also want to look at the Archiving Option of BE to archive your inactive/old files.

Nabil polska's picture

Good to know also if you  want :

Deduplication Option with the Central Admin Server Option or the SAN Shared Storage Option

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