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Playing with Data Protection Manager and Deduplication in Widows Server 2016

In this perfect world setup i created 100VM using powershell and powershell direct , they each have a roughtly 10gb disk usage

Due to the way DPM currently uses disk space we have consumed 2tb disk space

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We have assigned 5 drives at 512gb each and usage is now at 80%

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The drives are thin provisioned through Hyper-V so data fill isnt anywhere near whats reported in DPM

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And we can see that DPM allocated alot of whitespace so there is room to grov

So just with using virtual DPM servers we have roughly 1tb disk usage compated to 2tb , so virtual gives us a 50% saving

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And we now enable deduplication and start the process

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again perfect world , 100->1 in deduplication Smile