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Drivepool compatible backup programs?

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Hello. I was wondering what my options are for backup programs out there that can backup files and folders from a pool drive directly without having to back up each individual drive in the pool (which would lead to an annoying amount of wasted space due to 3x duplication on the pool). I keep trying different ones, but either I run into ones that require VSS, or have their own set of issues, like Duplicati. I used to use Crashplan, but decided to move on. I'm now using Backblaze for online backup, but still need one for local backup. Any suggestions?

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I understand the concern.

I use DP with x2 duplication and Windows Server Backup and that indeed relies on VSS. So what I have done is I created two Pool (Q:\ and R:\) with x1 (so no) duplication and then created another Pool P:\ that consists of Pools Q:\ and R:\ and Pool P:\ does have x2 duplication. This way I have the best of both worlds I guess, I got x2 duplication and x1 backup.

It would work similarly with x3 duplication, i.e., create three Pools without and then add them to a Pool with x3 duplication etc. It is not without its compromises, you would want, for instance, each underlying Pool to be roughly the same size and as if and when a disk in the Pool that is being backed up fails, you may need to review the backup settings (as it may need to point to a replacement disk).

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