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HCL - Quest Software, Inc. - QoreStor 5.1 - ADISTEC-M

Challenge

VeeamReadyArchive

Product Information:

Company name: Quest Software, Inc.
Product Family: QoreStor
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: ADISTEC-M
Storage Category: Software Defined Secondary Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 6 – 3.49TB SAS SSD
Storage configuration: RAID5
Firmware version: V5.1.0 Build 377
Connection protocol and speed: CIFS, 10 GbE x 2 Bonded ALB
Additional support: All models and configurations of QoreStor ADISTEC-M with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:
Software-defined secondary storage platform for backup. ... Your storage will shrink with QoreStor deduplication. Accelerate backups and add replication, variable block deduplication, and direct to storage backup by using QoreStor with Veeam Software.

 

 

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: 9.5.4.2753

Job Settings:

Deduplication: Enabled (Default)
Compression: Dedupe Friendly
Storage Optimization: Local Target (Default)
 

Repository Settings:

Repository Type: Shared Folder
Align backup file blocks: Enabled
Decompress before storing: Disabled (Default)
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.
KB ID:
2955
Version:
9.x
Published:
2019-05-24
Last Modified:
2020-08-13
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