yeshuas wrote:I think I am going to get a couple 1TB or bigger HD's and do a clean install onto a smaller HD using the larger HD's as the storage for the Backups
I am using 2 - 1.5 TB Hdd in my Vail setup.
Last night & today I ran a WHS Vail server backup to a 1TB external SATA Hdd over a USB 2.0 hook-up.
Before I crashed last night I checked how the BU was going & took a few screenys.
I forgot to disable the client PC in the setup so the WHS was running a simultaneous BU of the Main Rig & the WHS, why-not try that, I figured as it was a bit late to stop it
Both backups were successful according to the Vail Dashboard.
Today when all was done I added the #’s to my spreadsheet analysis & the figures show that:
The total data on the 3 PC’s = 968.63 GB
The total data on server from the BU’s (after letting some of the air out) = 657.1 GB
The total data, shared & system files on the external drive (after letting some of the air out) = 591 GB
So it appears that WHS Vail doesn’t copy the dups when backing up the PC or when backing up itself.
Here are a couple of more screenys.