Support Source deduplication for vmware

Idea ID 2704886

Support Source deduplication for vmware

DP takes the same amount of time to a full backup the same virtual machines every backup. This is not reasonable. Our competitors EMC and Veritas and CommVault have long supported accelerated backups of vmware.

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Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: Under Consideration

Hi @qian 

we are working on eliminating white space from backups. Real deduplication on the ESX host is not possible since VMware doesn't allow 3rd party software on ESX hosts. You can do deduplication on the VMware backup server today and when you use SAN transport as well there is no redundant block travelling the network.

Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Hi Uli, thanks for your replay. This way does not reduce the backup window. I know ESX has limits about deduplication. but i do not know Why does emc can do a second full backup and only take a few minutes of backup time?However, we still need the same time and the same backup time. thanks.
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