How to use HCL - Scality RING with Veeam Backup and Replication

KB ID: 2170
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Version: 9.x
Published:
Last Modified: 2017-11-14

Challenge

You need to add your "HCL - Scality RING" system as a repository to Veeam Backup & Replication.

This is an Officially 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 due to the data storage nature (limited expected random-read speed).

Solution

Follow the standard operation of adding an SMB repository as detailed in the following User Guide section:
https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/repo_add.html?ver=95

On the "Step 3. Choose Type of Backup Repository" select the "Shared Folder" option.
On "Step 5. Specify Server or Shared Folder Settings", make sure to select a Gateway Server for the SMB share which is located relatively close to the device, to achieve a better read/write performance and safety during operations between the Gateway and the SMB share.

For recommended performance, on "Step 6. Configure Path and Load Control Settings"  in the "Advanced settings" select the following options:

  • Align backup file data blocks: No
  • Decompress backup data blocks before storing: No
  • Use per-VM backup files: Yes (optional)

For recommended job configuration, use the settings below for the Advanced settings:
For source backups: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/backup_job_advanced_storage_vm.html?ver=95
For backup copy: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/backup_copy_settings_storage.html?ver=95

  • Enable In-Line Data Deduplication: Yes 
  • Compression level: Optimal 
  • Storage Optimization: Local Target (16TB+ backup files)  (Settings for source backups only, it guarantees better performance on this storage due to a bigger block size in backup copy)

More Information

Product Information

Product Family: Scality RING 
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 

Product Details

Model number: Scality RING 
Number of Drives: 48 SATA, 6 SSD per node (6 nodes) 
Drive type: SATA and SSD 
Firmware version: RING Software Version 5.1.7 
Additional support: Configurations with 6 or more nodes with at least 48 SATA drives and 6 SSD’s per node 
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. 

Company Information

Company name: Scality  
Company overview: Scality, the world leader in object and cloud storage, bridges the gap between application vendors and industry standard hardware providers to meet your cost-effective storage scale, durability, cloud and performance requirements.

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