VMware Snapshot backup Size (Thin vs Thick Provision) RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am using DPM 2012 R2 U12 and backing up VMware virtual machines (ESXi 6.0 / vCenter 6.0)

    VMs created using thin provisioned disks will only backup the used disk space vs the entire disk. VMs created thick provisioned disks backup the entire disk. Even if I convert the thick provisioned disk to thin, DPM still backs up the entire disk.

    I would obviously like to backup only the storage my VMs are using vs the entire disk. Guest OS version does not seem to matter, it happens on Server 2008/2012, and Linux.

    Any suggestions?


    Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:25 PM