Several vs. Multiple

When referring to a number of items, take into account the following difference between several and multiple:

Several

Multiple

Equals more than two

Equals more than one

Refers to a small number of items (usually, between 3 and 10)

Refers to numerous items

Is a synonym for some and a few

Is an antonym for only one

Examples

  1. You can instruct Veeam Backup & Replication to retry a job several times if the initial job pass fails.
  2. With backup copy, you can create several instances of the same backup file and copy them to secondary backup repositories for long-term storage.
  3. Depending on the size of the Veeam ONE database, the upgrade procedure may take several hours.
  4. This approach simplifies tracking license usage and license updates across multiple backup servers.
  5. For each VM, Veeam Backup & Replication starts a separate restore job. However, you can select multiple VMs to restore — in this case, Veeam Backup & Replication will queue the restore jobs and run them one after another.
  6. If the network capacity is not sufficient to support multiple data transfer connections, you can disable multithreaded data transfer or change the number of TCP/IP connections.
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