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iXsystems Z-Series

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Z Series

Veeam Ready Category:

Veeam Ready - Repository

Category Description:

Verified backup storage that supports all Veeam backup and restore features

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Veeam Product and Release:
  • Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 1
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Product Details:

Model number: TrueNAS Z20
Storage Category: 
Drive quantity, size, type: 14 x 1.2 TB 7200 RPM SAS Dual Port, 1 x 100GB SAS SSD write cache, 1 x 400GB SAS SSD read cache
Storage configuration: 
Firmware version: v9.10
Connection protocol and speed: iSCSI, 10Gb
Additional support: Any hardware configuration with an equal or greater hardware configuration

General product family overview:

The Z20 is the entry-level product for the TrueNAS enterprise hybrid Z Series storage family, based on the open source FreeNAS operating system. TrueNAS delivers multi-protocol storage using the OpenZFS filesystem and volume manager. All TrueNAS systems offer HA controller capabilities and well as storage 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.

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Job Settings:

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

Repository Settings:

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

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