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Spectra Logic BlackPearl

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Alliance Partner:

Spectra Logic Corporation

Alliance Product:

BlackPearl

Veeam Ready Category:

Veeam Ready - Repository

Category Description:

Verified backup storage that supports all Veeam backup and restore features

Article ID:

262

Veeam Product and Release:
  • Veeam Backup & Replication 11
Publication date:

2021-04-19

Last modified date:

2021-04-26

Product Details

Model number: BlackPearl NAS
Storage Category: Network Attached Storage
Drive quantity, size, type: 20 – 3.6TB SAS HDD
Storage configuration: Single stripe, 5x single parity arrays
Firmware version: 5.2.1
Connection protocol and speed: NFS 10GbE
Additional support: All models and configurations of BlackPearl NAS with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:

BlackPearl NAS is the optimal platform for mid-tier data as it provides self-protecting, flexible and affordable secondary storage for data that does not require continual backup. It is the only NAS solution on the market that can be upgraded to a BlackPearl Converged Storage System, providing both NAS and object storage capabilities in a single cost-effective solution.

 

Veeam testing configuration

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

 

Repository Settings:

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

Vendor recommended configuration

Vendor Settings:

  • NFS shares need “<IP | *> norootsquash” added to the configuration on creation
SMB write-through is supported on this platform and was used in the Veeam Ready testing.
You must enable the SMB write-through setting on the storage to avoid issues that are described in the following knowledge base entry: KB3124.

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