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Server 2012 Storage Pool as Repo

Veeam Logoby cookiejc » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:36 pm

Hi, sorry if this is a repeated question I have tried to search.

Im having to urgently make some backup repositories due to a failed appliance.

Im using FC SAN presented volumes onto Physical Server 2012 servers but have a per volume size limit of 16TB. Im thinking of using Server 2012 Storage Pools to aggregate multiple volumes into a single logical volume to provide a larger drive for Veeam backups

Are there any issues performance or otherwise with doing this?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Server 2012 Storage Pool as Repo

Veeam Logoby CarlMcDade » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:29 pm

Hello,

We tried something similar when using VM's for the repository and the 2TB VMDK limit in ESXi 5.0

I can comment on the performance, but i found overall management and maintenance a pain.

Have you thought of using SOBR? (Scale Out Backup Repository). Essentially this provides you the similar functionality by storing different backups on different volumes/partitions. The only difference is you are allowing Veeam to manage this process rather than Windows

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Re: Server 2012 Storage Pool as Repo

Veeam Logoby cookiejc » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:46 am

Thanks for the response

I initially looked at Scale Out Repo but we're on Enterprise rather than Enterprise Plus which makes it too limited unfortunately!
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Re: Server 2012 Storage Pool as Repo

Veeam Logoby CarlMcDade » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:11 am

I guess technically the storage pools will work, i would be interested to see the throughput before and after though

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