HCL-Scality-RING (Archive)

KB ID:
2170
Product:
Veeam Backup & Replication
Version:
9.x
Published:
Last Modified:
2019-09-20

Challenge

VeeamReadyArchive

Product Information:

Company name: Scality Ring
Product Family: 
Status: Veeam Ready – Archive
Classification Description: Verified disk archive storage that can be used as a Backup Copy target. Synthetic full backups, granular restores, and vPower features may not provide sufficient performance or be supported.

Solution

Product Details:

Model number: Scality Ring
Storage Category: Scale-out File and Object Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 72 – 1TB 7200 RPM HDD, 6 – 500GB SSD
Storage configuration: ARC 9+3
Firmware version: 7.4.0.0
Connection protocol and speed: CIFS - 10GbE
Additional support: All models and configurations of Scality Ring with specifications equivalent or greater than the above.

General product family overview:

The Scality RING is software that turns any standard x86 servers into web-scale storage. With the RING, you can store any amount of data, of any type, with incredible efficiency and 100% reliability, guaranteed—all while reducing costs by as much as 90% over legacy systems.

 

Veeam testing configuration:

Note: The following settings were used by the vendor to meet Veeam Ready testing requirements and should not be considered best practices. Additional changes or settings may be needed to meet the storage efficiency or performance needs for each environment. For each setting, reference links are provided for further clarification.
 

Veeam Build Number: 9.5.0.1536

Job Settings:

Deduplication: Enabled (Default)
Compression: Optimal (Default)
Storage Optimization: Local Target (Default)
 

Repository Settings:

Repository Type: Shared Folder
Align backup file blocks: Disabled (Default)
Decompress before storing: Disabled (Default)
Per-VM Backup Files: Enabled
 

Veeam recommended Backup Copy Job Configuration:

  • Only full backup copy jobs are recommended to archive data to Scality
    "Read the entire restore point from source backup instead of synthesizing it from increments"

Vendor recommended configuration:

Hardware configuration used

  • Storage Servers : 6x HPE Apollo 4530 Chassis, Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v3 @ 2.40GHz, 128GB RAM
  • Connector Server : 1x VM, 8x vCPU Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v3 @ 2.40GHz, 32GB RAM

More Information

This storage system has a feature which allows older data to be offloaded to object storage. Object storage gateway appliances that are used to store backup data in filer (CIFS/NFS) or block device mode (iSCSI/FC/SAS) are not supported if the backup data is offloaded to object storage and is no longer stored directly on the appliance. If there is a need to offload restore points to a remote site, the only supported way is to use Capacity Tier or Backup to Tape jobs. Please find additional details here.

Please be aware that we’re making changes which will restrict access to product updates for users without an active contract.

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