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Thomas J. Harro Super Contributor.
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DP 10.X - preview backup feature removed for filesystem backups

WHY would the preview backup feature be removed for filesystems?  I relied on that extensively for setting up backups, especially when I needed to manually setup multiple threads to increase throughput to our LTO drives, etc. 

Is there a workaround or hack?  Or do I just need to push to have the feature re-instated?

Any thoughts?

-Tom

I learn something new everyday. (usually because I break something new everyday)
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Re: DP 10.X - preview backup feature removed for filesystem backups

Hello Tom, 

According to the GUI of DP. The preview is only available for some integrations. Please see screenshot attached: 
2018-04-10_1533.png

Officially this cannot be changed. But you can add your request to the new page of enhancement request: 
https://community.softwaregrp.com/t5/Data-Protection-Idea-Exchange/idb-p/DP_Ideas

Regards, 

Andres Fallas Salazar
Customer Support Engineer

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Thomas J. Harro Super Contributor.
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Re: DP 10.X - preview backup feature removed for filesystem backups

I find it funny (and kind of sad) that features are removed, with no apparent explanation as to why, and then I can put in an enhancement request and HOPE to get back the features that I had in previous versions.

-Tom

I learn something new everyday. (usually because I break something new everyday)
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Re: DP 10.X - preview backup feature removed for filesystem backups

Hi Tom,

I filed the QCCR2A76083 to bring it back in 10.x, but nothing so far. Good you've submitted an Idea for this. I think this is the right place.

@Thomas J. Harrowrote:

Is there a workaround or hack?  Or do I just need to push to have the feature re-instated?

 As mentioned in my comment there using a null device for backup testing is the only valid approach in 10.x for filesystem backups.

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

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