btmaus wrote:Anybody using Dell R730XD servers with lots of disk as a target repository? Looking to move my daily backups to something like this, as the Dell DR series dedupe appliance isn't coping. The DR works well for the longer term GFS backups, but the daily backups need to be moved to something faster. Keen to hear from people using the R730XD, and what configuration you have?
Thanks for the info. The 12 disk RAID6 setup you have, is that NL SAS drives? I'm looking at 8TB NL SAS drives in RAID6 to give me the capacity, just worried the performance might be that great?
PaulNSW wrote:Currently running a 730xd with ReFS Storage Spaces on 2016. So far so good...
Due to a bit of confusion during the order process, we've ended up with a bit of a mix of parts, but it's been running smoothly.
Dell HBA330 mini (integrated) to control all the Storage Spaces disks in mirror config (12x 6TB Seagate ST6000NM0095 SAS)
Dell Perc H300 (pcie) controlling the two disks in the Flexbays
Just using a 4 port 1GB NIC, 1 to mgmt, 2 to iSCSI (direct-san to Equallogic that stores all VMs), 1 to QNAP for off-site
Protecting around 30 VMs and a total of 25TB of data
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