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I'm looking for some good advice and discussion around this topic.
I am running some large VMs as file servers. Currently my largest has 2x 15TB VMDK disks attached as seperate file shares on same VM. I need to scale up to larger file server with 50TB-60TB. This is for data for one department that generates very large datasets for thier projects, so I can't separate it in to smaller servers.
Is anyone running VMs of this size and backing them up with Veeam? Is this the best way to go for large file servers?
I'm concerned about restore time and RPOs. How are others handling very large file servers.
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This also counts for restores, so be sure your compliant with the defined RTO.
The other topic I often see at customers is the tape backup. A single large VM can only use a single tape drive when offloaded to tape. This will probably be even slower than your backup speed.
I often recommend seperate the data into smaller VMs or disks. It will be a bit more complicated to build but better to handle in terms of backup.
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