Synthetic filesystem XFS

A synthetic file system allows us to store and use incremental backups as if they were full backup files, but they take up a fraction of full file size.
  • The only prerequisite to use synthetic XFS as a backup destination is that the selected storage path is on the XFS.
  • For a basic setup of filesystems on the Node check regular-filesystem.

Creating a Synthetic Filesystem Backup Destination

  1. 1.
    Select File System from Backup Destinations,
2. Select Create Backup Destination -> File System (Synthetic)
  1. 1.
    Configuration is similar to a regular Filesystem.
    • You just need to select XFS as the Storage Backend:
    • For Path and Retention configuration, the difference is that due to the nature of the synthetic backup destination, we only set retention for "Full" files.
    • When setting the path, make sure it's actually on the XFS!