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Disable Client Side Deduplication for Vmware Agent Backup

Created: 07 Dec 2012 • Updated: 18 Dec 2012 | 4 comments
nutshell's picture
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Hi Folks,

I am using Backup Exec 2012 SP1a on Windows Server 2008R2 with 32Gb Ram and 2xCPU with 4Cores.

I've created an Dedupe Storage Area and I disabled the Client Side Deduplication on the Storage.

After completing the first Backup on an Vmware Host the job completes with exceptions.

Clientseitige Deduplizierung ist für diesen Auftrag aktiviert, konnte jedoch nicht verwendet werden. Prüfen Sie diesen Link auf zusätzliche Informationen:

On the VM I installed the the Remote Backup Agent.

While searching for an option to disable the Client Side Deduplication in the Backup Job I found this article:

Unfortunately in my version of Backup Exec 2012 SP1a there is no option in the Job to disable Deduplication.

What can I do to prevent this error?

Many greetings


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psj_symhelp's picture


Client sie deduplication must be enable or diable from storage properties.

check the deduplicatin option is installed or not. If deduplication option is not install then install it and then check.

check below URL for step by step procedure with screenshot.

nutshell's picture


thanks for the reply.

The solution for my problem is to enable the Client Side Dudeplication at the storage. Restart the Services. Configure the Job Properties to use Server Side Deduplication. And after that to Disable the Client Side Deduplication at the Storage.

The Solution as workaround is described here:

cruisen's picture


dadurch das sie client side deduplication am Storage desaktiviert haben finden sie nicht die option im Jobsetup.

Ii der von ihnen zitierten technote wird genau beschrieben, das sie erst die Option am Storage aktivieren muessen und im Jobsetup sie individuel fuer jeden Server aktivieren oder halt nicht.

Because you disabled client side dedupe on the storage you will not find the option to enable or disable it in the jobsetup. 

best regards cruisen