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Does BE 2012 Agent for Mac support client-side deduplication?

Created: 19 Nov 2012 • Updated: 28 Nov 2012 | 3 comments
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Hi,

 

We have a MAC OS X Server running a local storage of about 10 TB of data.

As a new backup solution we are considering a deduplication backup solution with BE 2012 and other H/W vendor.

To reduce the network traffice while backing up data, we need a client-side (or source-side) deduplication solution, but I am not sure whether BE 2012 Agent for Mac is supporting those functionalities.

Does anyone know about this for more detail?

If someone is already using this configuration, is it possible to provide a real world performance in terms of dedup ratio or speed things?

 

Thanks in advance.

Rich

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Backup_Exec's picture

Hi

 

If you go through SCL for BE 2012 below

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH175581

 

It  clearly describes client side dedup supported for linux 64 bit server on page 18 but for MAC there is no particular line which shows it supported

Thanks

 

Sameer

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Rich2k's picture

Thanks for the info, but as you said, it is not clear for Mac.

It seems that the Mac may not support it.

Can anyone confirm this? Because we need to make a decision soon.

Backup_Exec's picture

Hi

As per SCL which is symantec official refernce client side dedup is not supported for MAC so you would have to use server side dedup for MAC.

Please note , that it is not the case that it won't work as it is not mention in SCL but it not been tested by Symantec so it is not in SCL.

In last it would be a good if you create an idea for requesting same

Thanks

Sameer

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