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Netbackup Fixed Disk Awareness

Created: 09 Oct 2012 • Updated: 10 Oct 2012
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Netbackup does not appear to be aware of whether I am using Dynamic or Fixed disks on my Hyper-V VMs. I believe it is because this is a System Center Virtual Machine Manager setting, not one on the hosts Failover Cluster or Hyper-V Feature/Role.

Without awareness of a drive being fixed or dynamic, we are seeing our fixed disk VMs being backed up as the total of the fixed disk size, not the used data within the fixed disk .VHD. It is basically backing up blank space. If you could please add this feature, that I believe is included in your VMWare backups, it would save us a lot of wasted backup storage space.

This request is a follow up to Case 418-780-746.

Our environment is: Netbackup, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, 5 Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter hosts (with Netbackup Media Server).

Thank you.

Dan Williams