Correct. You just mount the storage via iSCSI on the Win2016 server and format it as ReFS. I believe this link is also worth checking.If we want to get the benefits from ReFS on Windows Server 2016, will we then need to format the iSCSI disk as ReFS - or what do we need to do, to accomplish this?
You need to have VM proxy on the host. Please check the requirements for details.If we install the VBR server as a phsysical server, how will the VBR server then be able to HotADD the disk - or is this not relevant?
ksl28 wrote:From what i understood from the article, Veeam does not recommend using a VM to act as a off-host proxy node.
ksl28 wrote:I can easily understand why Veeam dosent want an VM to be off-host proxy, but its simply way to pricy,
ashleyw wrote:well there are some problems with using Windows storage spaces as a backup target...
Windows does not allow for striping across multiple storage pools within the same OS instance - so the performance is limited to a single storage pool.
Also the concept of global hot spares for multiple storage pools is missing form windows storage spaces - the spares need to be dedicated to a storage pool.
ZFS allows 1 or more SSDs to be used as an l2arc cache on z zpool (ie read cache), and allows for striping across multiple vdevs (each of which is in effect a raid group).