Langmeier Backup 12: How to deduplicate data backup
Deduplication of backup data is often an important feature for business users. Deduplication reduces the amount of storage space required for backup. In this article, we will show you how to deduplicate backup data with Langmeier Backup.
Adding deduplication as a server feature
Deduplication is added as a server feature, usually via Server Manageror alternatively via PowerShell. It depends on file and storage services. If these have already been set up, then you need to expand the tree below that role where you will find Data Deduplication.
Wizard for new volumes enables deduplication
If you want to create a new volume, select File/ Storage Services in the left navigation bar of the Server Manager and then go to Disk or Storage Pools. There you can set up volumes or virtual dis ks in the lower left window. The wizard responsible for this offers a separate dialog for activating and configuring deduplication.
Time-controlled optimization of storage space
Another setting allows the time-controlled execution of deduplication as a supplement or alternative to the background process. Explicitly starting the memory saver via schedules is interesting if a server is so busy during the day that the background process does not get enough resources.
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