Skip SWAP And Empty Blocks

In this article, you will get information about the "Skip SWAP and empty blocks" tool.

Skip SWAP files and empty blocks

In general, Skip SWAP and empty blocks tool is available to choose in VMware backup options, while the backup plan creating.

This tool is responsible to skip SWAP partitions and files, and empty blocks. Thanks to it, you can decrease the copy size and time needed to send your backup to your storage.

This tool is enabled by default. Administrators can configure two additional settings:

  • Skip SWAP files, and partitions - SWAP files and partitions will be skiped.

  • Skip empty blocks - whole empty blocks will be skiped.

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