2015-12-14 10:10 AM
We have a CIFS share on our FAS2240 that is about 2TB in actual size. We get an incredible dedupe rate of 66%, so used space is only around 900GB. I would like to host this data from a Windows Server 2012 R2 vm instead of directly off of the Netapp CIFS. My question is how much dedupe percentage will I lose by doing this? I assume there is some overhead from putting those files inside NTFS on top of VMFS that would make dedupe less efficient.
2015-12-14 10:42 AM
1. SMB 3 (as you said)
2. Veeam - I'm still having to use Arcserve for the CIFS shares. I'd really like everything to be in Veeam as the single solution.
We are a single site, so snap-mirroring off site is not an option. We currently use Veeam backup to a Synology NAS that is replicated to a partner off-site.
2015-12-14 11:00 AM
Well, Im curious as well..
Why don't you just robocopy the data over and don't swing the name and then just run a dedup job to see.. I have my suspicions but i will with-hold them for now