Receiving Client-side Deduplication Warnings on SQL Server Jobs Not Configured for Client-Side Deduplication
I've noticed that all of our SQL server jobs that backup databases only (no file system data is backed up) are reporting the following warning in the job log:
"Client-side deduplication is enabled for this job, but it could not be used"
The thing that I'm confused about is that the target dedup storage device (Exagrid OST share) has client-side deduplication DISABLED. Despite that, there is no options in the job itself to specify whether or not to use server-side or client-side dedup as I would expect to see if the option on the storage device was even enabled. Also, I see properties for configuring Direct Access as well, as if the storage option, again, was enabled. So I'm seeing some very conflicting things even from what I'd expect as pre-requesites for using client-side dedup and Direct Access, yet I don't have it enabled, and therefore I shouldn't expect to see the warning in these jobs. Yet here they are...
Can anyone explain why am I seeing these warnings? Is it unique to the SQL application agent? How do I surpress these and/or disable client-side dedup from even being attempted?
- Backup Exec 2012 SP1 x64, Windows 2008 R2 SP1
- Remote server is Windows 2008 R2, SQL 2008 SP2 Std
- Remote agent is up to date with the media server