The following table lists resource requirements for backing up data of different volumes.

Backup type Data volume CPU Memory
Back up files 100,000 files Dual-core 4 GB
1 million files (8 TB in total) Dual-core 8 GB
10 million files Quad-core 16 GB
Back up SQL Server databases 2 GB or less Single-core 4 GB
4 GB Dual-core 4 GB
4 GB or more Quad-core 4 GB
Back up virtual machines N/A Quad-core 16 GB