Gostev wrote:Absolutely. Or better yet, skip NAS completely and stuff those disks into a general purpose server. This will make even better backup repository!
On another note, one of my co-workers suggested that using iSCSI in regards to a VEEAM repository was hurting performance in that it was essentially doubling network traffic - the data goes from the backup source, to the backup server, which then shoots it off to the iSCSI device, whereas apparently if you just tell VEEAM to send it straight to a network location / NFS share, the data goes straight from the source to the device, thus halving the network utilization.
He is generally a pretty good source for this info and if I'm not mistaken, may have gotten that from another VEEAM forum or documentation (I've asked him for a source so I could reference it for you).
What are your thoughts having said that? I'm all about that performance. Or is there a performance sacrifice that is outweighed by reliability, etc?
Sorry if I hijacked a thread, I can move this somewhere else if need be