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Netapp as Veeam Repository

Post by Mathias K. » Apr 03, 2015 12:25 pm

We are currently in design talks about Veeam Integration. One suggestion that our folks came up during design talks was to buy a small Netapp 2552 or 2554 per datacenter (we have two) and let the proxy store the data from our main Netapp Metrocluster on those two boxes. As Netapp supports SMB3 the idea also is to go over SMB3 onto the netapp backup storage.

I'm honestly not really fancying this approach (yet) because I think that this is not the best performance approach. As I was unable to find any real information of the behaviour on saving the data to the repository via SMB3 (on a Netapp) I'd appreciate any real world experience if someone has and is able to share.

Any general suggestion on veeam -> netapp as backup target are also highly appreciated.

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Re: Netapp as Veeam Repository

Post by Gostev » Apr 04, 2015 1:13 pm

Mathias, in case of NetApp we highly recommend using E-Series as a backup target. It is much better suited as a backup target. Thanks!

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Re: Netapp as Veeam Repository

Post by emachabert » Apr 04, 2015 2:09 pm

@Gostev, you mean the ones they bought from LSI :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Netapp as Veeam Repository

Post by Gostev » Apr 04, 2015 2:32 pm

Correct. FAS is simply an overkill for a backup target.

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Re: Netapp as Veeam Repository

Post by Mathias K. » Apr 07, 2015 9:04 pm

Personally I do also favor the Server 2012 JBOD solution as it reduces the complexity and network traversals.

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