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I need to backup my templates.  Doing some reading, my understanding is that template backups in Veeam do not use cbt (instead whole file is read each time) and hot add (instead run as network backup) which can make them take much longer.  I read a blog on adding some scripts to the job so the template is converted to vm before backup and then back to template at end.  Veeam support indicated not really a need to do that, but i'm wondering for the sake of performance and my backup window if I should convert the templates to vms, leave powered off as vms and only convert to template when I need to deploy new vm's.  Seems like that would simplify the process and difference between backuping up vm vs template.  

Thoughts? Real world practices?

Thank you.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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We always convert to VMs, and Backup the Templates!

Also Templates e.g. golden masters should NOT be changing that much, e.g. we turn on once a month, patch them with Windows updates, and then Backup, and convert back to Templates.
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Thanks Andrew.  I'd like to do the same monthly, although I want to take the manual aspect out in case I forget and just schedule the backup for monthly and offsite backup copy.  That's why I was thinking just leave them as vms until I need them for a deployment and just leave them powered off.  I've not tried to backup a powered off vm with Veeam.  Does that cause any issues with the backup or just run the same?
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Powered off VMs, or Powered On for Veeam makes no difference. It's all the same.
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Quick answer, much appreciated
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