Capacity tier - copy mode - work space

  • 15 September 2022

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Can’t find anything specific about this, but have to assume when using the COPY mode, Veeam uses some work space to extract/hold the data blocks before copying to the Capacity tier? 


Best answer by haslund 15 September 2022, 22:55

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“...Veeam Backup & Replication initiates a new copy session which simply extracts data blocks and metadata from each new backup file (.VBK, .VIB, .VRB) created on any of the performance extents of your scale-out backup repository and copies these blocks and metadata to the capacity extent”

so as I read that blocks are streamed to the capacity tier, like restore only streams the blocks to the target rather than downloading the whole file?

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It seems that the restore is blocks as well Craig depending on the scenario.  See here - Restore Scenarios - User Guide for VMware vSphere (

It seems that it is dependent on the SOBR and extents being available what it does.

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I will go double check, but I am 99.9% confident there is no working space or cache storage. Never heard of it before.