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DPM 2016 and VHD Sets

Would like DPM 2016 to support backing up VHD Sets.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    That is just a joke! Storage live migration with shared VHD set should also be added ASAP

  • Alistair Samways commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Backing up VHD Sets in DPM is a no-brainer. One of the reasons VHD Sets were introduced was to allow host-level backups. For Microsoft to not support their own technology is crazy.

  • Colin Pazdzior commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How is this not supported at this stage of the game? This is critical - MS, please add shared VHD set backup support! As an aside, storage live migration with shared VHD set should also be added, but is far less critical.

  • Oscar Betts commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes this would improve backup initial replica creation time speed for us and restore speed as our primary file server has millions of files and its easier to backup a VHDS vs millions of file from speed/time standpoint. We get 4MBs with a bunch of small files but with a large block like vhdx/vhds/iso we get Gigabit speeds because of the nature of the file system I guess. If our file server ever went down we could have it back up in hours vs days and days. Also if we ever need to perform a consistency check it should be a lot faster vs touching millions of files. Thanks

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