SOLVED: Veeam Error Copying Data from Deduplicated Volumes Requires That The Console Is Installed on Windows Server 2012 R2 or Later

When performing file restores using Veeam you may see an error that says: Copying Data from Deduplicated Volumes Requires That The Console Is Installed on Windows Server 2012 R2 or Later.  This message appears when the data you are restoring was originally stored on a server with Windows Data Deduplication enabled. Fortunately all you need to do to get around it is to install the Data Dededuplication Console on the server that hosts your Veeam.  You…

SOLVED: How to Robocopy On Server 2012 With Data Deduplication

This was surprisingly tricking issue to deal with.  If you are copying TO or FROM a Deduplicated file share you must make certain: Do NOT robocopy the a partition or volume – only robocopy shares\folders.  This is because the dedup information is stored in the SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION folder and at folder can not be migrated with robocopy.  It needs to be built on the partition\volume that the dedup exists on. Make sure you do…

SOLVED: How to Enable, Configure and Test Data Deduplication in Windows Server 2012

LAST UPDATED: August 8 2013 This was an easy and fun task to complete and it was only slightly more complex than enabling Shadow Copy… so you can do this! Things you need to know first about Data Deduplication in Server 2012: If you have other dedup software, hardware or deduplication in your backup you will want to turn those off (or not use Windows Server dedup).  Like antivirus, no good comes from running more…