I wonder if someone can give me insight on what im trying to do
I have a Veeam 9.0.2 running on Physical server connected using 10GB ISCSI to a dedicated Switch wherre i have the Equallogic SAN, ESXi hosts and my Dell DR4000 (datadomain equivelent Dededupe / replication) unit
At my remote site I have another Dell dr4000 and therefore these 2 units replicate to each other once the backups have finished.
There are a few quirks with the Dr4000 unit in that we need to run a Cleaner util on there where it reclaims space to put back in the pool i belive this is chekcing for dedeupe files.
When the cleaner service is running replication and backup write speed take a considerable hit.
My Dr4000 comes End Of life n 2 years, but im at a stage where im down to 1.5GB free space and have a need to backup more in the same windows, Veeam is Enterprise Only ( i do not have the WAN replication feature)
1. I can purchase 2 x expansion models (each 8tb unit that allows upto 24tb using 3:1 ration ) for each of my sites or
2. I purchase 2 x Dell Server servers that come with 48TB with raid 10 setup for the same money as 2 x dr4000s and lifeline of this product being upto 7 years with Dell warranty
The Dell dr4000 dedupe and replicate out the box so i would need the availability suite to allow me to replicate my 2 x backup respositories
Thoughts OS wise im guessing purchase Server 2016 setup REFS and install the deupe option would this be a better / faster backup method and would i get similar dedupe and replication perfomance tat matches or surpasses the dr4000
Does 2016 REFS and dedupe need some tasks running on it to keep the data storage space levels intact.