My organization has been using rclone with great success. Our main use case is to sync files from a network share up to Google Drive. Some of the network share volumes we would like to eventually sync have been deduplicated using Windows' native deduplication process. My question for the group is: Does anybody know how rclone will deal with deduplicated Windows files? We have had some struggles with deduplicated files and our backup program, so I want to be 100% clear on what behavior I should expect from rclone. Thanks in advance for any assistance.
Let's say that SomeDir/FileA and AnotherDir/FileA are identical. Windows will "optimize" these files to save space and reduce storage costs. To an end user, you will never realize these files have been deduplicated because Windows handles it seamlessly in the background.
Now, if I were to copy both SomeDir/FileA and AnotherDir/FileA to Google Drive using rclone, I'm curious if the end result will yield two identical files, or if one file will still be "optimized" and thus unreadable by Google Drive.
vbar(veeam backup and replication) offers a free version for commercial use.
and vagent, the client version, is also free.
these days, i only use acronis for bare-metal recovery to dissimilar hardware, not for backups.
vagent can do that, but not as well as acronis.
veeam+rclone is a complete solution.
i use rclone to copy recent backups to wasabi and move older backups to aws deep glacier.
the nice thing is that with veeam, each incremental/full backup run is saved to a singe file with a unique timestamp filename. makes it easy to use with rclone.