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Bacula Enterprise Edition’s Progressive Virtual Full

Getting data from local storage, and putting everything together to build new 'full', locally

Virtual Full saves time, power and resources on the client side by getting data from local storage, and putting everything together to build the new ‘Full’, locally.

Using Bacula Enterprise Edition‘s Progressive Virtual Full, you will also save on the local storage.

Using Bacula Systems SA‘s advanced index management (which is a built in technology of our Global Endpoint Deduplication plug-in), you can now save on the time to read the data locally, and lose less time to write the data locally.

A hypothetical example of this resource saving can be demonstrated with a Full of 10TB. Traditionally, to create a Virtual Full you would have to read and write it a second time, using the time (and disk space) to create 20TB in total. However, by instead using Bacula Systems’ index management to create a Progressive Virtual Full, the new Full is built, but only the indexes need to be read – and written. So only 10.2 TB of space is needed in total, and the job is finished in a fraction of the time.

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This benefit becomes greater if your data also has good potential for deduplication. The resulting advantages make your life easier, while at the same time saving money. This capability is hardware agnostic and delivered independently by Bacula Enterprise Edition, giving control over the full process.

You can also use Bacula Enterprise Editions’ Global Endpoint Deduplication to save time and resources when sending backups to offsite data centers. Because the deduplication technology also works with one storage deamon to another, using replication techniques combined with Global Endpoint Deduplication brings efficiencies when backing up to offsite data centers.