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Veeam Ready - Repository
Alliance Partner:

Quantum Corporation

Alliance Product:

DXi Series

Program Category:

Veeam Ready - Repository

Category Description:

Verified backup storage that supports all Veeam backup and restore features.

Article ID:

106

Veeam Product:
  • Veeam Backup & Replication 11
Type:
  • Backup Target - Disk
Publication date:

2016-08-24

Last modified date:

2021-06-30

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

Solution

Product Details:

Model number: DXi 4800

Storage Category: Backup Appliance

Drive quantity, size, type: 24 – 4TB SAS, 1 SSD for metadata caching

Storage configuration: RAID6 for HDD

Firmware version: 4.3.0 (16375-65339 Build23)

Connection protocol and speed: 10 GbE, integrated Veeam Data Mover Service (VDMS)

Additional support: All models and configurations of Quantum DXi with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview: The DXi Series disk backup and replication appliance uses Quantum’s data deduplication technology to expand the amount of backup data users can retain on fast-recovery RAID systems. The result is a cost-effective way to store backup data on disk for months, providing high speed, reliable restores, increasing available data recovery points, and reducing media management.

 

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: 11.0.0.837

Job Settings:

Deduplication: Disabled
Compression: Optimal (Default)
Storage Optimization: Local Target (Default)

 

Repository Settings:

Repository Type: Linux
Align backup file blocks: Enabled
Decompress before storing: Enabled
Per-VM Backup Files: Enabled

Vendor Settings:

  • Array deduplication used during testing – yes
  • Array compression used during testing – yes
  • Multipathing used during testing – yes, MPIO
  • DXi Appliance deduplication enabled per share/repository.

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