Advanced options for deduplication storage folders


Advanced options for deduplication storage folders

The following options are available for deduplication storage folders.

See Adding a deduplication storage folder.

Table: Advanced options for deduplication storage folders



Low space threshold

Indicates the number at which Backup Exec moves the job to a new device or suspends the job if this device is not in a device pool.

Allow remote agents to use client-side deduplication

Enables a remote computer that is configured as a Remote Agent for deduplication to send data directly to the deduplication storage folder. After the data is deduplicated, then only unique data is sent directly to the deduplication storage folder. By using this option, the media server is bypassed, which leaves the media server free to perform other operations.

If you enabled this option, you must also do the following in backup jobs:

  • Select resources on the remote computer as a backup selection.

  • Select the deduplication storage folder as the destination for the backup job.

  • Select the Use client-side deduplication option.

    This option appears in the Device and Media pane on the Backup Job Properties dialog box.

See About client-side deduplication.

Data stream chunk size

Indicates the size of a single write operation that Backup Exec issues. The default size varies based on the type of device being used.

Log Level

Indicates the type of information you want to include in the diagnostic logs for this device. The choices range from critical errors only to all types of messages.

Log Retention

Indicates the number of days you want to keep the logs for this device.

Terms of use for this information are found in Legal Notices.



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