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Re: Block based backups incrementals show up as full in mminfo?

I agree with what Aijaz has written.

Because of VSF on DD (DDBOOST) it will always show as FULL, even though the backup is incremental.

  • Virtual Synthetic Full brings to NetWorker a Full-Forever capability.  

   A virtual synthetic full (VSF) backup is the same as a synthetic full backup, except that it is performed on a single Data Domain system.


Similar to synthetic full, VSF uses full and partial backups to create a full backup. However, since the backup occurs on a Data Domain system using DD Boost APIs, the backup does not require save set data to be sent over the network. The result is improved performance over synthetic full and traditional full backups.

Hope it helps, David. I think we have worked together, haven't we.