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The provisioned stoarge for a VM  is 58Gb and used storage is 2.26KB. The max size for the VM is supposed to be 58Gb. Correct ?

Using Veeam Backup, it come up with a single file .vbk with size of 168Gb. Why are there such a big difference ? There is no old snapshots  during the backup.

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how many times have you run the job?

this could be more than one backup?

do you have any other VMs selected in the backup job?
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by:AXISHK
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One one VM is selected. I have run the backup twice but I get the same result...

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can you upload a screenshot of your VM folder.

but if you create a new job, backup twice, and its 168GB this is possibly the size.

have you tried incrementals, rather than two full backups?
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Check the VM and it has two disk
Hard disk 1 50Gb
Hard disk 2 500GB.

So the VM main console only show the disk1 (primary OS partition), correct ?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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This is the reason for large backups.

The way to check disks on the VM, is to edit VM Settings, you will see it has two disks connected.
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