1 or more VMs per Job?


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So, today I’m gonna show you a simple comparison with 1 VM per job versus 2 or more VM per jobs.

 

On my scenario I have 2 VM for my Active Directory environment with 40GB size each.

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So, in first example I create 1 job per VM: 

In this shape it consume exactly 40GB on my repository:

 

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In the second example a create a unique job for the same 2 VM’s:

 

And in this shape it consume 37GB on my repository:

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How can we see deduplication of Veeam B&R gives a good space on our backups.

In this environment was only 2 small VMs, but now you can imagine how this impact an entire datacenter.


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Userlevel 6
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This is always an interesting discussion with clients. I know that with SOBR’s and per vm chains we do lose deduplication as well. 

Userlevel 7
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Yes, the more VMs - with the same OS - in a job the more the deduplication will take effect.

And when you are using synthetic full backups on a ReFS or XFS repository you will save even more space….

I think when you are using one VM in all of your jobs or per VM chains than a deduplicating storage would be a good choice.

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I think when you are using one VM in all of your jobs or per VM chains than a deduplicating storage would be a good choice.

 

Yes the only thing to watch is to make sure that the deduplicated storage has a landing zone so that synthetic operations are fast otherwise your run into rehydration hell :). Something Veeam integrated like Exagrid etc

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I think when you are using one VM in all of your jobs or per VM chains than a deduplicating storage would be a good choice.

 

Yes the only thing to watch is to make sure that the deduplicated storage has a landing zone so that synthetic operations are fast otherwise your run into rehydration hell :). Something Veeam integrated like Exagrid etc

Yes, you are right @Geoff Burke , I was not precise enough with this topic. :sunglasses:

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I think when you are using one VM in all of your jobs or per VM chains than a deduplicating storage would be a good choice.

 

Yes the only thing to watch is to make sure that the deduplicated storage has a landing zone so that synthetic operations are fast otherwise your run into rehydration hell :). Something Veeam integrated like Exagrid etc

Yes, you are right @Geoff Burke , I was not precise enough with this topic. :sunglasses:

No probs.. you know what they say, your memory is really helped when you pick up a stick in fire and get burned” I picked up a dedupe stick once after REFS3 was introduced and fast clone turned into slow clown :)

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Don’t even ask the crazy setup and but it there was mixing involved and was not what I wanted :)

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