When using Veeam with a deduplicating storage system a best practice can be to have a non-duplicating storage system as the primary backup target for the most recent restore points and then use backup copy jobs for long term retention.
It is important to note that while this is Veeam’s general recommendation, there is a wide array of different hardware deduplication options, some of which have Veeam specific features enabled or are built with solid state drives to improve random read performance. Because of this, Veeam encourages an in-depth recovery time and recovery point requirements discussion with a value-added reseller or the hardware manufacturer to determine how best to leverage deduplicating storage.
Veeam has worked with strategic alliance partners to list these use cases and offer several architecture options to meet the needs of any scenario.
NOTE: Veeam supports the general use of all storages, including deduplication appliances. For a list of devices known to be compatible through testing, please see the Veeam Ready Program.