Large Cloud Image Backups
Thanks for sharing this. Some of our image backups from workstations are quite big. I can try to go back to see if we are excluding temp, recycle bin, etc. folders. Can you think of any other folders that you typically exclude from the image backup?
I see what you are saying about keeping a ready to use computer in the case of a failure. I like the idea of being able to restore to the original hardware or a loaner computer the image when or if a failure occurs. It seems that this can often save time.
I am surprised though that on a computer with 100GB on a drive that 20GB needs to be backed up on some daily image backups. Even with the temp OS changes, user file changes, and AV updates, this 20GB seems to be quite large. I would have expected 2GB of backup size instead of 20GB for the daily image backups.
Ironically Windows Servers seem to have smaller daily image backups compared to Windows workstations. This is spite of many servers running active directory and/or serving as file servers for multiple users.
Many of the computers that we work with have solid state drives now so the defrag process should not be a factor. I don't assume that MSP360 backs up any data in the SSD drive set aside for trim and active garbage collection, is that correct?