In its current beta Windows 2016 offers new Dew-Dupe features and rumors say that more are to come.
What we currently know is the following:
1. Volume size of up to 64 TB will be supported.
In Windows 2016 the recommended limit was 10 TB mainly due to processing rates. The new De-Dupe has a new engine with multiple threads supported to improve performance.
2. File sizes up to 1 TB are good.
Although supported in Windows 2012, again not recommended because of performance issues. In Windows 2016 1TB file sizes are good to go (DE-Dupe).
3. New type of DE-Dupe scenario – Backup.
Windows 2012R2 supported general File Server & virtualization (VDI) De-Dupe.
Not sure exactly what the improvement here is, but we’re promised better performance for De-Duping backup files. Can’t wait to try it out with Veeam.