Idea ID: 2686900

VMware full backup should skip unallocated sectors

Status : Delivered
over 1 year ago

Brief description:

During a VEPA VMware full backup the integration should skip unallocated sectors using VDDK features.

Before a full backup, you can call VixDiskLib_QueryAllocatedBlocks to get a list of in-use disk sectors so your backup can skip unallocated sectors.


Backup only required data and no white space inside the VMDKs. This will result in faster backup, less storage capacity consumed  and bring down the numbers for Capacity-based licenses (CBL) reported for the VMware integration.