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HCL - Quest DR4300



Product Information:

Company name: Quest
Product Family: DR Series Disk Backup Appliances
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: DR4300
Storage Category: 
Drive quantity, size, type: 12 - 4TB HDD
Storage configuration: 
Firmware version:
Connection protocol and speed: SMB | 10 GbE
Additional support: Any hardware configuration with an equal or greater hardware configuration. CIFS Shared Folder with RD Accelerator Driver Installed Version = 4.0.543.3

General product family overview:

The DR Series system is a high-performance, disk-based backup and recovery appliance that is simple to deploy and manage and offers unsurpassed Total Cost of Ownership benefits. Features such as innovative firmware and an all-inclusive licensing model ensure optimal functionality and provide the assurance of no hidden costs for valuable future features. DR Series Appliances are 2U, rack-based, system backup storage repositories that include deduplication and compression technology in their operating systems featuring exclusive client-side CIFS and NFS acceleration technology that enables client-side deduplication, iSCSI, encryption at rest, and seamless expandability.


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:

Job Settings:

Deduplication: Disabled (Default)
Compression: None
Storage Optimization: Local Target (large blocks)

Repository Settings:

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