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NW 8.1 + EBR + External Proxy + VMware Policy

Hello,

Currently, I have 8.1 to a Data Domain setup. I also have a second DD that I will be performing a clone to.  Backing up the VMs are working great. However, I have some questions:

1. Certain VMs have files within them that require certain retention policy (i.e. 1 year). However, the VM image themselves require only 5 days of retention. Should I create two policy with 1 year and another for 5 years? Or should I install the NW agent on the VMs that require the 1 year retention?  My thought was to use the former option because of the dedupe rate within the Data Domain. I wouldn't really be consuming too much space because of the dedupe ratio. Am I way off here?

2. I have EBR appliance and 1 external proxy configured. When I tried backing up more that 10 VMs, I was only seeing 5 VMs being backed up at once. I thought the EBR would handle 8 VMs while the External Proxy backs-up the rest. Am I missing something here?

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Re: NW 8.1 + EBR + External Proxy + VMware Policy

Hi,

When you write : Certain VMs have files within them that require certain retention policy (i.e. 1 year), did you mean "Files" or "VMDK" ?

If this is "Files" you can't separate them with EBR, you have to backup them with Client as a physical client with two separate policies.

If this is "VMDK", you can't seperate them with VMware image backup.

For the second question, you should have 16 simultaneous flux.

Regards,

F@b

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kshariprakash
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Re: NW 8.1 + EBR + External Proxy + VMware Policy

Hi,

For the second query , check the parallelism value set @ the VBA Policy.

Regards

Hari Prakash.

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