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2020-06-15 12:25:35 -0500 answered a question v4.2.0 - VM/Disk Exclusion feature is not available for limited feature free edition

Thanks, I've emailed them.

2020-06-15 07:30:09 -0500 asked a question v4.2.0 - VM/Disk Exclusion feature is not available for limited feature free edition

I am using the Free edition, installed clean (uninstalled previous version, rebooted, installed new version, created new backup jobs).

I created my 1st backup job using the Full Feature option, to backup 4 VMs. For 1 VM I excluded large disks. I the created 3 additional backup jobs, using the limited features, to backup other VMs.

When I tried to edit the 1st Full Feature job, I get this error:

VM/Disk Exclusion feature is not available for limited feature free edition.

Why is this occurring, when I should be able to use it for 10 VMs?

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2020-04-25 04:29:56 -0500 answered a question Free Edition Store a maximum of n full backups

Before I send the logs, I'd like to say, all backups have been successful. Is there a reason why the backups are not being deleted. Does the process look at the 1st schedule, and not delete anything because the schedule has never run, due to the additional schedule always being run?

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2020-04-24 05:29:13 -0500 asked a question Free Edition Store a maximum of n full backups

Hi,

I have the following configuration, and it does not appear to work. Please clarify what is going on?

Schedule Details Job Name: Servers Backup Server(s): 127.0.0.1 Schedule Type: Run Daily Schedule Time: 06 : 00 PM

Additional Full Backup Details Additional Full Backup: Enabled Take a full backup every day at 05 : 00 PM
Store a maximum of 14 full backups.

From the above, the Daily Backup will never run, because the Additional Full Backup is scheduled to run before Daily is due. This is as per my plan.

The backup location contains over 20 backups, so it's not keeping only 14. Why is this?

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2020-03-03 14:54:23 -0500 asked a question License Issue with Free Edition - Backups Failing - License Check Issues

I'm getting failed backups, with the Remark: No valid license available.

When I do a License Check, I'm told my Trial has expired, but I have not been using Trial, I switched to the Free Edition a long time ago.

I have not carried out any recent upgrades to VMware.

What is going on here?

2020-03-03 14:52:37 -0500 answered a question Vembu - Free Edition - CPU Count

I'm getting similar errors now too, and my 2 out of 10 backups from a single job have failed due to licencing !!!

I have not updated anything on VMware side, so that is not a problem on my side.

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2020-01-12 11:19:05 -0500 asked a question Performance Tuning

Is there any performance tweaks I can do to speed up VMware Full backups, using the free edition?

Previously my backups were running at 200-350Mbps. I since had to rebuild the server due to various issues, and now I'm getting 20-90Mbps. I installed Vembu BDR Suite in exactly the same way as previously. Network switch is no showing any bottlenecks. If I do a file copy from another machine to the Backup server, I see 400-800Mbps transfers. I noticed Vembu was using more RAM (around 6GB) when I had the fast speeds, and now it's using around 400MB.

What could be the issue here?

2020-01-05 13:57:43 -0500 answered a question BDR Free VMware Deduplication

My File system is around 10TB, and now I've got around 1.7TB left, which indicates that Deduplicaiton is not working, or not working the way I would expect it to work comparing it to other products I've used.

How is deduplication working? If I create 5 backups of 1TB each at the source, with minimal changes to the 10 VMs between each backup. Would the whole 5 sets of backups be deduplicated as 1 whole or would the system store 5 backups individually deuplicated?

So less than 1TB File system used, or 5 x the amount because each backup is treated individually.

As a real life example: On the file system for my daily backup for 2 days I can see 2 x 480GB folders, I would have expected the total to be around 500GB (with deduplication and any changes afer 1 day). Instead, I can see multiple folders (1 for each day) at around 480GB.

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2019-11-29 16:03:04 -0500 asked a question BDR Free VMware Deduplication

If I backup 10 Linux machines totaling 400GB, how much disk space should the Backup Server use up?

I am seeing 400GB used, which indicates Deduplication is not working.

I have used other Dedup products, and have not seen this behavior.

Please explain what is going in here?

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