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Tips & Tricks for Backup & Replication not directly related to Veeam (continuously updated)


there are some general tips and tricks for Backup & Replication that are not directly related with Veeam Software. I will update this blog post from time to time to share these tips.


1) Format Backup Target disks with “/l” to avoid  that NTFS blocks access to your very large and frequently updated (fragmented) backup files.
format /FS:NTFS /L
This will take a while and will overwrite the selected folume (data loss be carefull).
If you have Win7/Win2008R2 you need to first install the following patch: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967351/en-us

2) Fix CPU load VMXnet3 network card bug if you use one virtualized backup server/role or an VM with high disk load:

Veeam Backup & Replication Target Sizing Calcualtor (non official)

Hi everybody,

kudos to my colleague Timothy Dewin who wrote an excellent Veeam Backup & Replication Restore Point Simulator.

Keep in mind that this is not official and has not support or garantie that it work correct.
Also deduplication and compression is dependent to the data and is from customer to customer different.

The Default values are OK from my Feeling. If you have Domino DBs this is a bit too low because of Domino own compression.

And don´t forget to select Reverse Incremental if you want max space saving.

Here you can find the tool.

CU Andy