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Deduplicating Storage Appliances for AHV

Post by stormman » Apr 26, 2019 11:25 am

We require a new backup repository and are using Nutanix AHV for some workloads (we are predominantly Hyper-V at present however the aim would be to utilize AHV more and reduce Hyper-V usage), we would wish to purchase something which works natively with AHV and Veeam.

I have read through the Nutanix AHV release notes and User Guide, can I just confirm
Only Exagrid and Quantum DXi are supported as direct repositories (i.e It is possible to create a Veeam job and backup straight into them)

If EMC Datadomain or HP Storeonce are used then a separate landing area is required and then a separate copy job is necessary to move the data into the appliance ?

Thanks for any replies.

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Re: Deduplicating Storage Appliances for AHV

Post by MichaelCade » Apr 26, 2019 12:46 pm

This is correct, exagrid and quantum devices can be used as the primary backup target.

Other dedupe devices would need a different primary backup target and then from veeam backup and replication you can schedule a backup copy job to the dedupe device.

That primary can be a server with local disk.

This is being looked at for future versions of VAN.
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Re: Deduplicating Storage Appliances for AHV

Post by stormman » Apr 26, 2019 1:01 pm

That's pretty clear cut then.

Thank you for confirming Michael.

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Re: Deduplicating Storage Appliances for AHV

Post by jmmarton » Apr 26, 2019 6:31 pm

You can use Data Domain or StoreOnce directly, but you'd have to configure CIFS shares on them to use the devices as a primary repo for AHV backups. Boost or Catalyst require backing up elsewhere first then copying to the appliance.

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Re: Deduplicating Storage Appliances for AHV

Post by stormman » Apr 29, 2019 12:38 pm

Thanks for your input Joe,
I'm will confirm with Dell/EMC whether there are significant downsides of using CIFS shares against their native Boost protocol on Datadomain to see how much of a performance impact this has.

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Re: Deduplicating Storage Appliances for AHV

Post by stormman » Jul 10, 2019 12:29 pm

Hi Guys,
Can I confirm one further point please.
We are testing using the AHV backup proxy the repository is a CIFS share from an EMC Datadomain and it is working fine. However, if we needed some support or assistance can we call Veeam and log a support call as normal in this configuration ?

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Re: Deduplicating Storage Appliances for AHV

Post by jmmarton » Jul 10, 2019 1:47 pm

Absolutely. The configuration is supported so yes you can open support tickets if you experience an issue.

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Re: Deduplicating Storage Appliances for AHV

Post by stormman » Jul 11, 2019 2:05 pm

Excellent Thanks Joe, I know I said I only had one further point, but I have another ;) Is support for the Boost and Catalyst protocols in ever likely to be in the pipeline for the Nutanix AHV backup proxy appliance ?

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Re: Deduplicating Storage Appliances for AHV

Post by jmmarton » Jul 11, 2019 4:13 pm

It's something that's being planned for a future update.

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Re: Deduplicating Storage Appliances for AHV

Post by stormman » Jul 12, 2019 10:51 am

Cheers for the info Joe.

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