Understanding VMWare Backups
A couple of weeks ago I moved a batch of clients from typical client based backups to VMWare backups. The elapsed time for each client is significantly better in most cases, but I have a couple of questions. Here's the output for a 3 clients...
Client Duration MBytes # of Files
A - Before 1:13:46 35,140 309,816
A - After 27:52 56,010 540,143
B - Before 32:52 19,088 30,139
B - After 10:44 29,366 125,616
C - Before 01:41:41 93,911 230,408
C - After 01:30:16 116,684 1,807,396
My question is, why is there such a large discrepancy in the size of the backup, and even more so, in the # of files? I love the faster backups but I wonder if I'm doing something wrong.
Thanks in advance for any insight you can provide.