I'm new to the forum, but I felt like it wasn't worth creating a support ticket on. I have a rather large windows system file system type backup. B/c it's so large we opted to move it to the archive license teir. Ultimately the long term goal for this server is to STUB the files to save space on this server. Our original SE that helped us get it going enabled it on all the subclients, one thing we had to do with this client is b/c of the multiple mount points inside a single drive letter, is split the subclients out to different directory's/ mount points.
T:\Data - a single subclient with filters on the mount point dirs inside data folder.
T:\data\network\ - another subclient for just this mount point
T:\data\shares\ - another subclient for just this mount point
We have about 10 of these additional subclients like this.
We perform Friday VSF (Virtual Sythetic Fulls) and incrementals daily on all these subclients.
That original T:\data subclient was taking so long to complete. About 14 TB's of data, I took it upon myself to split out even more directories with additional subclients to split the backup load and not have this one subclient be so large. Also I was not having the backup job complete on time and was getting failures as well. I think the process was just dying for some reason. Limited resources on the server as well. 32 Bit OS with only 4 GB's of RAM. We've also had to turn off VSS for all these subclients.
My question is this, How often does the application size get updated on VSF backup's? B/c one thing I'm noticing about this client is in the webconsole the total application size of this server went up, it was sitting around 44 TB's and now it's showing around 56 TB's. I think this is b/c I split out the additional directories.
The VSF backup has stayed the same size, I'd expect it to drop in size b/c the other subclients should take away some of the FULL save.
B/C we have Archive/1-pass turned on, on all these subclients I can't really re-run a FULL anymore. I only get an option for INCR or VSF.
Thanks for the read and I'm looking forward to an answer.
V11 SP12 latest hotfixes till early October 2018.