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  • Question

  • Is there a way to see what the size of an incremental backup is?
    Wednesday, March 7, 2007 6:40 PM

Answers

  • Backups in WHS don't correspond directly to normal backup strategies. I believe that every backup is a full backup. Because of the way Single Instance Storage manages clusters in the backup store, that results in tremendous savings in disk space (a given cluster is stored exactly once for your entire network). However, that also means that there's no easy way to determine how much space a backup will consume on the server without running the backup and looking at before and after numbers.

    Does that help?
    Wednesday, March 7, 2007 11:05 PM
    Moderator

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  • Backups in WHS don't correspond directly to normal backup strategies. I believe that every backup is a full backup. Because of the way Single Instance Storage manages clusters in the backup store, that results in tremendous savings in disk space (a given cluster is stored exactly once for your entire network). However, that also means that there's no easy way to determine how much space a backup will consume on the server without running the backup and looking at before and after numbers.

    Does that help?
    Wednesday, March 7, 2007 11:05 PM
    Moderator
  • Yeah, makes sense, thanks!
    Thursday, March 8, 2007 3:25 AM