Large environment : Repository Best practices

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Large environment : Repository Best practices

Veeam Logoby Koobal » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:44 am

Hello,
We had to backup a large Vsphere environment (about 62 Tb).
this backups will be split on 2 Backup Proxies, each one will be Backup repository too, with SAN direct access.
I have one question about the backup repositories configuration. What are the best practices for sizing disk on Repositories ?
We already calculate the space required, but my question is about the LUNs we will configure on Servers backup repositories.
Should I create a single huge LUN on each or should I create many more smaller LUN ?

Thanks for your help,
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Re: Large environment : Repository Best practices

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:49 am

Colin, unless you have requirements to create several LUNs (due to some manageability aspects, for example), going with a single LUN is ok.
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Re: Large environment : Repository Best practices

Veeam Logoby dellock6 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:53 am 1 person likes this post

Uhm, reading at OP, there are going to be 2 different repositories, once per proxy; the only way to share a single repository between proxies is to have a dedicated repository role or use SMB and let proxies act as automatic gateways.
Colin, I just hope when you say you will create the repository storage from SAN, it's not the same SAN used for production VMs on the hypervisor.
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Re: Large environment : Repository Best practices

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:55 am

dellock6 wrote:Uhm, reading at OP, there are going to be 2 different repositories, once per proxy;

Correct, missed that fact.
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Re: Large environment : Repository Best practices

Veeam Logoby Koobal » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:21 pm

Hi,
I reassure you, repositories are not on the same SAN used for production VMs on the hypervisor.
Thanks for your answers,
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Re: Large environment : Repository Best practices

Veeam Logoby albertwt » Tue May 24, 2016 11:47 am

foggy wrote:Colin, unless you have requirements to create several LUNs (due to some manageability aspects, for example), going with a single LUN is ok.


Assuming the stripe size and the allocation unit is set to the largest value possible, is it recommended or supported by Veeam if I deploy large NTFS LUN with GPT instead of MBR ?

or is there any caveats in doing so with normal Repository in VBR 9.0 U1 ?
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