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HCL - Quest Software QoreStor 5.0



Product Information:

Company name: Quest Software, Inc.
Product Family: QoreStor
Status: Veeam Ready - Repository*
Classification Description: Verified backup storage that supports all Veeam backup and restore features.

*This Veeam Ready test was performed with an SSD/Flash configuration. As such, this classification only applies to configurations in which the same amount or more SSD drives are used. The use of non-SSD drives may negatively impact performance.


Product Details:

Model number: QoreStor – CIFS / RDCIFS (v4.0.3101.1)
Storage Category: Software Defined Secondary Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 22 – 1.92TB SAS SSD (data) | 2- 400GB SAS SSD (OS)
Storage configuration: RAID6 (20+2) for storage target, RAID1 for OS
Firmware version: V5.0.1 Build 177
Connection protocol and speed: CIFS, 10 GbE x 2 Bonded ALB
Additional support: All models and configurations of QoreStor with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:

Quest QoreStor is a software-defined storage platform designed for any IT organization looking to accelerate backup performance, reduce storage costs and leverage the cloud for disaster recovery, archiving and business continuity. QoreStor is the evolution of Quest's proven DR Appliance deduplication and replication technology, adopted globally across 1000’s of users of all sizes from all industry verticals.

QoreStor is installable on a single physical node, a VM on any hypervisor or deployed in any public cloud. QoreStor can scale-out to meet the capacity and performance demands of modern hybrid IT data centers supporting direct-to cloud backup as well as cross-instance replication.

QoreStor Rapid Data Access (RDA) drivers, installable on Veeam backup servers and Veeam backup proxies, with support for Windows and Linux enable source side deduplication, encryption and WAN resiliency. RDA is part of the all-inclusive QoreStor license and is critical to a high performing Veeam QoreStor Repository implementation.


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
Compression: Dedupe-friendly
Storage Optimization: Local Target (Default)

Repository Settings:

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

Vendor recommended configuration:

Hardware Settings:

  • Jumbo frames used on network configuration for testing (MTU=9000)
  • Array deduplication used during testing – yes
  • Array compression used during testing – yes

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.
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