How much repository space do I need?


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If you are not sure how much space you might need, then an excellent “unofficial” tool tool created by @Timothy Dewin is available at http://rps.dewin.me/ - The Restore Point Simulator.

The tool can help you size for:

  • Backup jobs
  • Backup copy jobs
  • Replication jobs

While the tool appears straight forward, I have noticed on several occasions people misunderstood which data to input:

 

Common mistakes include sizing a backup copy job and then inputting the size of the source VBK file as the used size GB. This would mean you are doubling up data reductions which will of course not happen.

 

A very cool feature is the easy Export check box that will give you a URL to come back and review the estimate and how did you reach it:

 


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Very good post Rasmus!!

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The one tool which I show to every customer :)

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Thanks for the cool tool! How calculate with gfs? More restore points?

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Thanks for the cool tool! How calculate with gfs? More restore points?

:nerd:

Timo did write a good blog post about how to use RPS:
http://blog.dewin.me/2015/08/getting-correct-input-into-rps.html

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Thanks for the cool tool! How calculate with gfs? More restore points?

:nerd:

Timo did write a good blog post about how to use RPS:
http://blog.dewin.me/2015/08/getting-correct-input-into-rps.html


Thanks for the reply, i was too much impatient :)

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Thanks for the reply, I was too much impatient :)

Sorry for the delayed reply, great you got it to work. Just let me know if you have any additional questions :)

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