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Synology FlashStation (SMB/CIFS)

Veeam Ready - Repository
Alliance Partner:

Synology Inc.

Alliance Product:

Synology FlashStation

Program Category:

Veeam Ready - Repository

Category Description:

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

Article ID:

669

Veeam Product:
  • Veeam Backup & Replication 12
Features and Attributes:
  • Backup Target - Disk SMB
Publication date:

2023-08-28

Last modified date:

2023-08-28

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.
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.

Product Details

Model number: FS2500
Storage Category: RAID Storage Array
Drive quantity, size, type: 4 x 2.5" 1920 GB SATA SSD (Synology SAT5210-1920G)
Storage configuration: One RAID 5 storage array consisting of 4 SATA SSDs
Firmware version: DSM 7.2-64561
Connection protocol and speed: 10 GbE SMB/CIFS
Additional support: All models and configurations of Synology FlashStation with specifications equivalent or greater than the above
General product family overview: 
Synology cost-effective all-flash storage solution targeted at I/O-intensive applications, featuring AMD Ryzen V1780B quad-core processor and 8 GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM, expandable up to 32 GB.

Veeam Testing Configuration

Veeam Build Number: 12.0.0.1420 P20230412

Vendor recommended configuration

Vendor Settings:

  • Caching used: No
  • Networking: MTU=9000
  • Multipathing / link aggregation used: No
  • Array deduplication used in testing: No
  • Array compression used in testing: No
  • Does vendor solution support SMB write-through?  Yes. Go to File Services of DSM Control Panel, click Advanced Settings, select the Others tab, and enable the Synchronize data to drive immediately upon SMB client request option.
  • Was SMB write-through enabled during the testing? Yes

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