The following recommended practices help to ensure you have an operational backup of a deduplicated volume:
- use no exclusions;
- file level restore should be performed to the OS of the same version as the one that is backed up (e.g.: if the backed up volume was part of Windows 2012 R2 machine, restore in Windows 2012 R2).
The following configurations are regarded as volume-level backup:
- Entire computer backup
- Volume-level backup
- File level backup > select a whole volume
If you select file level backup, then specify a whole volume and uncheck some child folders, a volume-level backup will start.