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Linux repositories: Red Hat VDO

Post by evilaedmin » Dec 31, 2018 9:19 pm

Has anyone with a Linux repository done any work or testing with Red Hat VDO (Virtual Data Optimizer), recently supported with RHEL 7.5 and 7.6? A fully-supported deduplication solution is very intriguing, given that ZFS deduplication does not work very well and its use will never be supported by Red Hat, Inc.

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Re: Linux repositories: Red Hat VDO

Post by Mike Resseler » Jan 02, 2019 9:04 am 1 person likes this post

Hey evilaedmin,

From the Veeam side, we did not do any testing (at least not that I am aware off at this moment)

We did had someone from the community test but he received issues with FLR: veeam-backup-replication-f2/feature-req ... 52841.html


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Re: Linux repositories: Red Hat VDO

Post by jmmarton » Jan 31, 2019 10:34 pm 1 person likes this post

It sounds like what was reported in the forum thread that Mike linked is specifically when using VDO within a guest and then performing FLR for that guest. That's different from using VDO on a Linux-based repo to build your own dedupe SDS appliance.

I see some references to VDO on the main Ceph website so I wonder if eventually various Ceph implementation from Red Hat, SUSE, etc may offer built-in dedupe courtesy VDO?

https://ceph.com/geen-categorie/shrinki ... -with-vdo/


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