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Some Backup Sets are multiplied

Created: 17 Sep 2013 • Updated: 17 Sep 2013 | 2 comments
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I'm just evaluating Backup Exec 2012 for vmWare ESX VMs and file backup. I've installed it on the virtual machine and added RAW disk mapping for Deduplicated disk storage.

Backups run fine, exept sometimes it takes longer time than allowed or storage is out of space.

So I'm looking what exactly is taking so much space. I wonder why on the "Backup Sets" section some objects are listed multiple times with exactly the same properties. On ESX object usually it is "Full" and for file it is "Snapshot" Backup Method. I've included the screenshot in the attachment.

First question: is it normal behaviour of BE 2012?

Second question: is it safe to delete dublicates?

Best regards,

Mantas L.

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Colin Weaver's picture

This is probably the known cosmetic issue only affecting the display in the console and not directly the casue of disk space issues.

DO NOT DELETE THE DUPLICATE ROWS BEING DISPLAYED  - if you do this it will probably delete the backup set completely (and all of the rows will disappear once you re-open/refresh the same screen.)