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Test backup to see statistics?

I have a backup currently that starts a batch file and zips up 111GB down to 20GB.  It has a 80-98% change rate daily because of this compression.  The compression is because they would sometimes move these files across the network and it's faster for 20GB than 111GB.

My question is, if I wanted to argue that the 111GB doesn't change much and Avamar would probably dedupe and compress it better if not zipped, how can I run a backup / dataset / policy against this folder set and only report the statistics without actually backing up the data?


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