Duplicating Backup Set to Deduplication Storage
Currently I am backing up a server (multiple drives) to a storage disk M:\
This disk has recently been filling up, and I would benefit from having this server's data deduplicated so I have changed the job for the server to backup to a deduplication drive, instead. The differential backups run fine, but the full backup fails with a read/write error. While I am looking into resolve this, I still want to clear up the backup sets from the M drive.
If I choose to duplicate the backup sets for this particular server (all the selected drives) from a storage disk to a deduplication storage disk (copy all the backup sets from one drive to another) will backup exec deduplicate from the storage disk, as in, will it know to create database entries for this server, or will it simply copy the B2D files to the dedup storage (i would hope not, but I'm not sure). I just want to make sure that the previous backup sets I have for this sever can be deduplicated properly, and have full restore functionality; and also ensure that I can delete the backup sets from the M drive with no worries.
Thanks in advance for any help!