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BE2012 System State Full/Incremental

Created: 30 Jan 2013 • Updated: 30 Jan 2013 | 5 comments

Hi,

This topic has been adequately covered in tech articles and forums:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/inc...

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/wha...

 

My question is "Are there any plans to implement incremental System State backups in BE2012 (R2)?" 

I ask because irrelevant of other commercial backup vendors, Windows own native backup tool already supports this in Server 2008 R2!

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/wind...

I can confirm this from my own tests - first System State was approx 8GB, and a second only added a few megabytes. Restore to the first backup reverted the registry changes I made between the two backups.

 

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CraigV's picture

Check the link below for the BE 2012 R2 Beta...join in and ask the question there. It also lists a bunch of changes to the software, and if it doesn't support this, then consider adding it in as an idea...

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/anno...

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/backup-and...

 

Thanks!

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pkh's picture

Put this up as a suggestion in the Ideas section.  If it gets enough votes, it might be implemented in some future release of BE.

gdhgdh's picture

Gentlemen, many thanks for your suggestions - I'll assume there's no secret registry entry to enable this functionality :)

( as there is for some features e.g. http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH187957 )

 

gdhgdh's picture

Out of interest, would the Deduplication Option help here?

Even if we still have to drag 10GB per day from eash server for the System State, if we can de-dupe that down to a a few megabytes on disk, it would still be a solution, albeit a sub-optimal one.

 

CraigV's picture

...I don't think this will be a problem...just invoke the deduplication agent trial, create a small dedupe folder and run a backup job as a test.

Thanks!

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