VMware full backup should skip unallocated sectors

Idea ID 2686900

VMware full backup should skip unallocated sectors

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.

https://vdc-download.vmware.com/vmwb-repository/dcr-public/8f96698a-0e7b-4d67-bb6c-d18a1d101540/ef536a47-27cd-481a-90ef-76b38e75353c/vsphere-vddk-671-programming-guide.pdf

Benefit:

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.

3 Comments
Micro Focus Contributor
Micro Focus Contributor
Status changed to: Waiting for Votes
 
Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: Under Consideration

Hi, we're working to get this enhancement done in one of the upcoming DP versions.

Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: Delivered

Delivered with DP 10.60

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