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Windows Server 2012 as a deduplication target for NetBackup 7.6?

Created: 23 Dec 2013 | 2 comments

Now that NetBackup 7.6 is GA, I have a question and maybe someone has trialled or implemented under the FA.

Windows Server 2012 is now supported as a media server under NetBackup 7.6. Can you harness the deduplication capabilities of the OS on a NetBackup Basic Disk target for storing backup images?

So if I have a Windows Server 2012 OS with 7.6 installed and running as a Media Server with a large disk volume that has dedupe turned on.

Will NetBackup 7.6 allow this?

As previously discussed here...16 months ago

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Nicolai's picture

While it might work I think the performance is not good enough:

From :

The deduplication feature can process roughly 2 TB of data per volume in a 24-hour period (100 GB per hour) when running a throughput optimization job on a single volume.

There might also be support issues with the file system type as well. e.g. ReFS has limited support in 7.6GA



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Mark_Solutions's picture

I have my doubts that it would be supported - read through all of the NBU 7.6 docs and cannot see it mentioned anywhere as a storage unit target which usually means that it is not supported

Interesting from Nicolai about its throughout too yes

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