Upgrading Veeam B&R Suggestions on Dell R730XD vs EMC DD6300

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Upgrading Veeam B&R Suggestions on Dell R730XD vs EMC DD6300

Veeam Logoby sdelacruz » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:20 pm

Looking for some help or suggestions on new Hardware purchase for Veeam Backup and Rep sites.

First option is by purchasing a new servers with Internal Storage
Dell Poweredge R730XD Server with internal storage.
Storage ***
2 SSD 200 GB Drives for OS
12 SATA 7 TB - RAID 10 for Veeam Repository.
Wndows Server 2016

Would purchase 2 Servers and would allow Veeam to handle all replication and copy jobs to DR site

VS

2 Power Edge R630
EMC DD6300 34TB - Main Site
EMC DD6300 14TB - DR Site
EMC Would handle replication to DR site
I know that price makes a big difference, does the smart appliance make a big difference?
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Re: Upgrading Veeam B&R Suggestions on Dell R730XD vs EMC DD

Veeam Logoby PTide » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:26 pm 1 person likes this post

Hi,

That depends on the amount of VMs that you plan to replicate/backup, please check system requirements. Also please keep in mind these limitations. This KB is also worth checking.

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Re: Upgrading Veeam B&R Suggestions on Dell R730XD vs EMC DD

Veeam Logoby sdelacruz » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:26 pm

We are backing up 30 VMs. Total amount is 15 TBs
We are replicating only 10 vms to DR. total amount on these is 7 TB
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Re: Upgrading Veeam B&R Suggestions on Dell R730XD vs EMC DD

Veeam Logoby PTide » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:31 am

Another thing that is worth knowing about:

Veeam performs data validation on the fly while copying the data from one site to another, and DD just copies the data without checking if the backups are any good. In other words, using DD replication is not recommended, to say the least.

So I think that at least primary storage should be a general purpose server (for the sake of a better performance of backups/restores to/from the primary, "hot" backup chain). The secondary storage can be DD so it saves you some space on copied chains.

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