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Recipe: Manual Population of Global Cache

Expected deliverables:

A manual pre-population of the global cache, so that it will contain data blocks that can be used for data deduplication.

Time to complete: 5 minutes


  • A pair of source/target WAN accelerators

Before you start:

The manual population writes only data blocks for Windows-based OSes on the cache. Data blocks for other OSes like Linux/Unix and application data blocks are not written.


You have a Veeam Backup and Replication server installed. You already have source/target WAN Accelerators set up. If you don’t, please refer to “Add a New WAN Accelerator” recipe.


  1. Open the Veeam Backup & Replication Console.
  2. Open the Backup Infrastructure view, select the WAN Accelerators node and right-click the target WAN accelerator. Select Populate cache.
  3. In the Source Backup Repositories window, select backup repositories from which OS data blocks must be retrieved. Click OK.

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