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  • hi Experts,

    I'm evaluating using Azure Backup agent for backing on-premise file share to Azure. My question is does the back up agent support data deduplication if enabled on the file share server?

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:29 PM

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  • As per https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-file-folder-backup-faq

    Does the Azure Backup agent work on a server that uses Windows Server 2012 deduplication?

    Yes. The agent service converts the deduplicated data to normal data when it prepares the backup operation. It then optimizes the data for backup, encrypts the data, and then sends the encrypted data to the online backup service.

    hth
    Marcin

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:31 PM
  • Thanks for the response

    However, I need clarity on the statement The agent service converts the deduplicated data to normal data.

    Does this mean it won't backup the deduplicated data?

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 5:21 PM
  • It will back up the data.

    However, as part of backup, it would first deduplicate it

    hth
    Marcin

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 5:47 PM