Dedupe on backup servers using VDO
VDO is now supported as a production feature as of RHEL 7.5. Including it in the cloudboot images would provide native filesystem level dedupe for backup servers, which is a feature that's desperately needed. As VMs are built of a small set of templates, dedupe of the vdisks should have a huge effect on storage requirements. Can you please look at including VDO support in 6.0 LTS.
We have incremental backups and backup plugins that reduce backup space consumption and extend functionality. In the case when only vdo and kmod-kvdo need to be added to cloudboot images then we can add this in off the upcoming releases. In other cases we would like to hear more feedback regarding the implementation and management of VDO Volumes.