2. Restore Rehearsal – I like this feature
As a proven fact, people do not usually test their backups, It`s never a good idea to only find out that there is a problem with your backup solution when you need to restore something in a disaster situation, hence regular testing is recommended. VDR addresses this rather well with its "Restore Rehearsal" option which allows you to restore a virtual machine from backup without it affecting the live version of itself.
I performed a Restore Rehearsal of the above backed up VM to a new VM; it basically creates a new VM with disconnected NIC. After I connected to the VM via console, everything looks perfect, one thing noticeable though is, it shows more free space in C drive – very neat :-)
3. Ran backup job1, again.
It took less than a minute, because there weren`t any changes and post first full backup, VDR performs incremental backup.
4. From a file server copied 1.10 GB zipped data to D drive of the VM and re-ran backup job1,
As expected I see disk grow by 1 GB
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