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Deduplication storage folder Extendable?

Created: 10 Apr 2013 | 3 comments

Hello everyone,

I'm actually installing a Backup Exec server 2012 SP1a as a VM server windows server 2008 R2 64 bits. I'm actually creating a virtual disk for deduplication storage folder and I was wondering, whenever it gets out of space is it possible to extend the dedupe folder without issues? For exemple it's really easy for me to extend a data folder whenever it's getting too limit since I have disk space still unused I can enlarge the drive no problem but since this is about a deduplication i'm not sure...

Any one knows or tried that?



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teiva-boy's picture

Yes it can be done.  Stop all BE services, extend disk volume, ensure OS sees new space, start BE services.

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Gurvinder Rait's picture

You may encounter this so good to be aware. Apart from this all should be well

pkh's picture

Symantec does not recommend the use of a VM as a media server, especially when you are using the dedup option.  This is because of the heavy CPU and I/O demands of the dedup engine.