FreeNAS as backup repository using iSCSI

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FreeNAS as backup repository using iSCSI

Veeam Logoby omfk » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:01 pm

Hello,

as repository for our backup copy jobs I would like to use FreeNAS (4x4TB RAIDZ on HP Proliant ml310e v8) with iSCSI. A second machine will be installed later as shall be used as offline storage using FreeNAS replication. The FreeNAS machine is solely used as Veeam Target.

Current backup sources: 2 small Hyper-V machines (Veeam Essential), some small Linux machines, one big phys. Server inclusing file service (~2 TB of data), some smaller phys. server

Is there a best practice or "what to avoid" using iSCSI as repository target?
Are there any general drawbacks associated with this approach?

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Re: FreeNAS as backup repository using iSCSI

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:47 pm

Hi Frank, this thread is worth reviewing.
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Re: FreeNAS as backup repository using iSCSI

Veeam Logoby omfk » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:53 pm

This thread mostly deals with including FreeNAS as Linux repository or requests for directly supporting FreeNAS.

I only want to use FreeNAS as a repository for backup copy jobs. The Veeam server is a physical machine.

What is the best protocol to access this storage? iSCSI, CIFS, pretent to be linux? Are there any tutorials for the selection?

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Re: FreeNAS as backup repository using iSCSI

Veeam Logoby vmniels » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:31 pm

There is a thread on the freenas forums where they discuss options and I think it's best to utilize it via iSCSI (speaking from past experience as well).
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Re: FreeNAS as backup repository using iSCSI

Veeam Logoby omfk » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:49 pm

Thanks. I also found vmware-vsphere-f24/iscsi-repository-setup-issue-t19459.html which was/is of help for me.

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