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HP 4300 Series D2D

Post by chg_it » Dec 03, 2012 9:21 am

Hi all,

We've just signed off a two system solution for storing Veeam backups and will be replicating one setup at our DC to a remote site.

We will be working with a supplier to implement but I just wanted to ask if anyone has any experience and thus recommendations when using these D2D appliance to store Veeam backups?

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Re: HP 4300 Series D2D

Post by Gostev » Dec 04, 2012 2:18 pm

Hi, we are using HP D2D internally at Veeam (mostly for QC purposes). Not sure if we have this specific model, but I believe same series anyway, and it seem to be working really well. Recommendations are quite standard, just like for any other dedupe storage - that is, to use No or Dedupe-friendly compression levels.

We don't have a second unit offsite though, but this should be working extremely well and traffic-efficient as well from what I know.

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Re: HP 4300 Series D2D

Post by chg_it » Dec 04, 2012 2:23 pm

Apologies, it's a 4312 series....!

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Re: HP 4300 Series D2D

Post by Gostev » Dec 04, 2012 2:59 pm

Looks like we have 4324

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Re: HP 4300 Series D2D

Post by chg_it » Dec 04, 2012 3:05 pm

Hi Gostev,

One up from us then! Are you using 10Gbe? Fibre?

What kind of throughput are you getting?

We're backing up from our HP LeftHand SAN's.


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Re: HP 4300 Series D2D

Post by Gostev » Dec 04, 2012 3:31 pm

Actually, we are using just 1 Gb, and I believe source storage performance is still the limiting speed factor. The storage in QC labs is not too fancy ;)

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Re: HP 4300 Series D2D

Post by chg_it » Dec 05, 2012 10:47 am

Thanks Gostev, useful info. We're going to be in a similar position but looking to upgrade SAN connectivity to Gbe next year.

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Re: HP 4300 Series D2D

Post by chg_it » Dec 20, 2012 3:58 pm

Hi Gostev,

One other question for you - do you use NFS or CIFS for your backup shares on the HP D2D appliances?

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Re: HP 4300 Series D2D

Post by foggy » Dec 20, 2012 4:31 pm

I use CIFS to backup on it.

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Re: HP 4300 Series D2D

Post by chg_it » Dec 24, 2012 10:02 am

That's great, many thanks and Happy Christmas!

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