Yes, I mean that you can create 8 x 16Tb NetApp LUNs, connect them via iSCSI so they appear as disks in Windows, and create a single spanned volume over them. Another option is to use Storage Spaces. As far as I understand your case you just want to consolidate those LUNs in a single space to use it as a repo. If so then there is no need to use Scale Out Backup Repository.What you mean with spanned Volume .
You mean that you create in Windows one Volume with all of the ISCSI Disks with the Windows Storage Manager ?
But on the Netapp Side there is no way to make an Stripe over the ISCSI Volumes . And the biggest ISCSI LUN on Netapp is a 16TB fo Windows .
Correct, although it might improve transform speed.That means a Scaleout Repository over my 8 x 16TB ISCSI Drives in Windows makes no sense because it brings not better Performance ? Is this correct ?
Yes, theoretically, but I would not recommend to use RAID-0 to store backup data because it's unreliable. Also there is another big question - what level of RAID do you have on the NetApp?I have only one Storage , then the best way as i understand your Post, for Performance is, to create an RAID0 Stripe Set with the 8 Drives in Windows.
Spare drives come into play when one of your primary drives fails. What kind of RAID do you have on the NetAPP?In our Natap FAS2554 we have 3 Hotspare Disks , additionally we Backup every Saturday an virtual Full on Tape and every WeekDay the incremental Files from all VMs on Tape.
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