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Backup Target advice

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I have a 3-host cluster utilising a Dell SAN and my Veeam B&R server is a VM sitting in this cluster.

At the moment, the local backup jobs target a NAS in the same rack but as we expand and add more VMs to the cluster, the NAS is becoming a bottleneck. The NAS is also getting old and free space is shrinking. I was looking into replacing it with a newer, larger, and hopefully faster rack NAS to help open the bottleneck. I'm guessing that it would be best to create an iSCSI volume on said NAS and attach that to the Veeam VM as a 'local' drive. I can't see any other way of overcoming the current backup speed issues and I'd appreciate some advice. We are only a small company and have only recently undergone a very expensive cluster upgrade both locally and off-site, so the economy of the solution will play a part.

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Re: Backup Target advice

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Hello,

From my point of view, your idea to create iSCSI LUN is solid enough. Also, you may have a look at the best practices for block repositories.

Thanks!

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Re: Backup Target advice

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Here's also another existing thread that might be useful in regard to your questions.

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Re: Backup Target advice

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Thanks all - I'll do some reading.

Cheers

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