Swap Data and Unused Space Exclusion

Enhance your data protection by excluding unnecessary swap data and unused space from backups and replicas of your virtual machines. Use this feature to boost backup speed and free up repository space for retaining more recovery points.


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Swap Data and Unused Space Exclusion

Swap Data and Unused Space Exclusion

Exclude swap files, partitions and unused space from backups / replicas


Better Performance

Improve backup speed and free up storage space

App Data Consistency

App Data Consistency

Ensure that all important data is included in backups and replicas

Swap Data and Unused Space Exclusion

What Swap Data Is

A swap file (on Windows OS) or swap partition (on Linux OS) is a type of virtual memory where an OS stores temporary runtime data to free up RAM. Swap files/partitions can rapidly grow and decrease data protection performance.

Improved Performance

The solution can automatically exclude swap files/partitions as well as unused space from backups and replicas of VMware vSphere VMs, Microsoft Hyper-V VMs, and Amazon EC2 instance backups. This improves the speed of data protection activities and helps save storage space.

Data Consistency

The solution uses the application-aware mode to write all necessary application data to backups and replicas. This way, you can ensure that the exclusion of swap files/partitions does not affect data consistency.

Data Consistency
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