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Dataprotector and StoreOnce VSA integration

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Hi.

I'm trying to understand the relationship between DP and SO (VSA especifically) when the form a relationship.

Right now we are testing DP version 9 in our lab, we are looking for a backup software that allow us to recover from a server failure, I mean the operating system, installed application and configuration.

Sadly the image disk of DP isn't working as expected but that's another issue.

We already have DP in our production enviroment so was easy the implementation, also DP its a very straight forward product, but then came alone StoreOnce.

So about StoreOnce VSA is the product that I have some questions unanswered, so lets hope you you can help me out.

1. What would SO VSA allow me to accomplish concerning DP?, right now we are going to use DP as a File Library, we are sending the Backups to a LUN.

2. If the SO VA its used as a Dedup 'device' what is the purpose of the 1TB HDD assigned to this VM?

3. What should I configure on the SO VA, a Catalyst store, a NAS, a VTL or what?, bearing in mind that DataProtector has been configured as File Library.

Those are my question for now.

 

Hope somebody can please point me in the right direction to learn a little more.

 

Regards

 

 

 

 


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Re: Dataprotector and StoreOnce VSA integration

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Hi Grimaldy,

I try to answer your questions. Not sure what you mean with the image backup issue, but maybe you can open a new post for that.

What would SO VSA allow me to accomplish concerning DP?, right now we are going to use DP as a File Library, we are sending the Backups to a LUN.

The StoreOnce VSA runs the same code as a physical StoreOnce appliance. It is a highly optimized backup device that offers superior deduplication for efficient data storage. With the VSA you can device on which hardware the StoreOnce code runs. You can turn local or SAN storage into a dedupe backup storage.

If the SO VA its used as a Dedup 'device' what is the purpose of the 1TB HDD assigned to this VM?

You can scale the StoreOnce VSA using 1TB VMDKs. Each of the VMDK pieces are bound together into a file system where the deduplication engine runs. Depending on the VSA license it can scale in 1TB increments up to 50TB total.

What should I configure on the SO VA,a Catalyst store, a NAS, a VTL or what?, bearing in mind that DataProtector has been configured as File Library.

StoreOnce Catalyst is the best option. While a File Library on a CIFS/NFS share would also dedupe (on the VSA) it is integrated deeply into the product. Data Protector allows you to use different kind of backup devices simultaneously.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

 

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Re: Dataprotector and StoreOnce VSA integration

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Hi Grimaldy,

I try to answer your questions. Not sure what you mean with the image backup issue, but maybe you can open a new post for that.

What would SO VSA allow me to accomplish concerning DP?, right now we are going to use DP as a File Library, we are sending the Backups to a LUN.

The StoreOnce VSA runs the same code as a physical StoreOnce appliance. It is a highly optimized backup device that offers superior deduplication for efficient data storage. With the VSA you can device on which hardware the StoreOnce code runs. You can turn local or SAN storage into a dedupe backup storage.

If the SO VA its used as a Dedup 'device' what is the purpose of the 1TB HDD assigned to this VM?

You can scale the StoreOnce VSA using 1TB VMDKs. Each of the VMDK pieces are bound together into a file system where the deduplication engine runs. Depending on the VSA license it can scale in 1TB increments up to 50TB total.

What should I configure on the SO VA,a Catalyst store, a NAS, a VTL or what?, bearing in mind that DataProtector has been configured as File Library.

StoreOnce Catalyst is the best option. While a File Library on a CIFS/NFS share would also dedupe (on the VSA) it is integrated deeply into the product. Data Protector allows you to use different kind of backup devices simultaneously.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

 

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Re: Dataprotector and StoreOnce VSA integration

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Already wrote about the disk image issue with DP, here

Really appreciated your help, lets the tests begin.

 

 


When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return.

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