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Seagate Technology - Exos X Series

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Seagate Technology

Alliance Product:

Exos X 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 10a
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Product Details:

Model number: Exos X 2U12 Enclosure with Exos X 3005 iSCSI RAID Controllers
Storage Category: RAID Storage Array
Drive quantity, size, type: 12 – 12TB SAS
Storage configuration: RAID6, 8+2 drives and 2 dedicated spares.
Firmware version: GT265R009-03
Connection protocol and speed: ISCSI 10 GbE
Additional support: All models and configurations of Exos X Series with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:

Seagate produces disk drives, disk enclosures and disk controllers. The enclosures differ according to the quantity and size of disk drive that they take, while controllers range from entry-level to high performance. The RAID controllers and enclosures can be used in almost any combination. The smallest enclosure option, containing the fewest number of drives and the entry-level controller, was used for the testing.


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: P2

Job Settings:

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

Repository Settings:

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

Vendor recommended configuration:

Hardware Settings:

  • Default storage settings used, other than:
    • RAID type to RAID 6 (8+2)
    • chunk size to 64KB

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