Veritas NetBackup™ Deduplication Guide
- Introducing the NetBackup media server deduplication option
- Planning your deployment
- About MSDP storage and connectivity requirements
- About NetBackup media server deduplication
- About NetBackup Client Direct deduplication
- About MSDP remote office client deduplication
- About MSDP performance
- MSDP deployment best practices
- Provisioning the storage
- Licensing deduplication
- Configuring deduplication
- Configuring the Deduplication Multi-Threaded Agent behavior
- Configuring the MSDP fingerprint cache behavior
- Configuring MSDP fingerprint cache seeding on the storage server
- About MSDP Encryption using KMS service
- Configuring a storage server for a Media Server Deduplication Pool
- Configuring a disk pool for deduplication
- Configuring a Media Server Deduplication Pool storage unit
- About MSDP optimized duplication within the same domain
- Configuring MSDP optimized duplication within the same NetBackup domain
- Configuring MSDP replication to a different NetBackup domain
- About NetBackup Auto Image Replication
- Configuring a target for MSDP replication to a remote domain
- Creating a storage lifecycle policy
- Resilient Network properties
- Editing the MSDP pd.conf file
- About protecting the MSDP catalog
- Configuring an MSDP catalog backup
- Configuring deduplication to the cloud with NetBackup Cloud Catalyst
- Using NetBackup Cloud Catalyst to upload deduplicated data to the cloud
- Configuring a Cloud Catalyst storage server for deduplication to the cloud
- Monitoring deduplication activity
- Viewing MSDP job details
- Managing deduplication
- Managing MSDP servers
- Managing NetBackup Deduplication Engine credentials
- Managing Media Server Deduplication Pools
- Changing a Media Server Deduplication Pool properties
- Configuring MSDP data integrity checking behavior
- About MSDP storage rebasing
- Managing MSDP servers
- Recovering MSDP
- Replacing MSDP hosts
- Uninstalling MSDP
- Deduplication architecture
- About unified logging
- About legacy logging
- Troubleshooting MSDP installation issues
- Troubleshooting MSDP configuration issues
- Troubleshooting MSDP operational issues
- Troubleshooting Cloud Catalyst issues
- Cloud Catalyst logs
- Problems encountered while using the Cloud Storage Server Configuration Wizard
- Disk pool problems
- Problems during cloud storage server configuration
- Cloud Catalyst troubleshooting tools
- Appendix A. Migrating to MSDP storage
Monitoring the MSDP deduplication and compression rates
The deduplication rate is the percentage of data that was stored by the deduplication engine. That data is not stored again. The compression rate is the percentage of space that is saved by compressing the backup data before it is stored.
The following methods show the MSDP deduplication rate:
For the method to show the MSDP compression rate, See Viewing MSDP job details.
On UNIX and Linux, you can use the NetBackup bpdbjobs command to display the deduplication rate. However, you must configure it to do so.
To view the global MSDP deduplication ratio
- In the NetBackup Administration Console, expand Media and Device Management > Credentials > Storage Server
- Select the deduplication storage server.
- On the Edit menu, select Change.
- In the Change Storage Server dialog box, select the Properties tab. The Deduplication Ratio field displays the ratio.
To view the MSDP deduplication rate for a backup job in the Activity Monitor
- In the NetBackup Administration Console, click Activity Monitor.
- Click the Jobs tab.
The Deduplication Rate column shows the rate for each job.
Not all columns appear by default. Click View > Column Layout to show or hide columns.
To configure the
bpdbjobs command to display the MSDP deduplication rate
- Add a DEDUPRATIO BPDBJOBS_COLDEFS entry in the
bp.conffile on the media server on which you run the command.
The bpdbjobs command then shows the deduplication rate in its output.
To disable the display of the compression rate separately:
pd.conffile that is available at the following locations:
Add the following parameter in the file:
DISPLAY_COMPRESSION_SPACE_SAVING = 0
You can remove this parameter or change the value to 1 to turn on the display of compression rate as a separate value.
Many factors affect deduplication performance.