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PoINT Archival Gateway

Veeam Ready - Object
Alliance Partner:

PoINT Software & Systems GmbH

Alliance Product:

PoINT Archival Gateway

Program Category:

Veeam Ready - Object

Category Description:

Verified object storage solutions that has been tested with Veeam Backup & Replication object storage features.

Article ID:

736

Veeam Product(s):
  • Veeam Backup & Replication 12
  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 7.0
  • Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 6.0
  • Veeam Agent for Linux 6.0
  • Veeam Agent for Mac 2.0
Features and Attributes:
  • Backup Target - Object
  • Smart Object Storage API
  • Archive Tier
Publication date:

2023-10-31

Last modified date:

2024-02-28

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.
 Smart Object Storage API "CapacityInfo" feature is supported by the solution.

SOSAPI is supported for Veeam Backup and Replication. Please note, VB365 currently doesn’t offer SOSAPI functionality
 IAM/STS functionality is not supported by the solution.

Product Details

Product name and version: PoINT Archival Gateway 4.0 Compact Edition
Software build number: 4.0.206
Storage Category: S3 compatible Object Storage

Validated hardware:
Drive quantity, size, type: 1 x 6TB SAS; 1 x 1TB SSD 
Storage configuration: RAID 6, Redundant HDD storage for data and SSD for databases; Optional with additional tape storage
Connection protocol and speed: 10 GbE 
Additional support: All models and configurations of PoINT Archival Gateway 4.0 for S3 compatible storage with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:
PoINT Archival Gateway 4.0 is a software-defined S3 storage that combines a disk storage class with a tape storage class under a single namespace.

Veeam Testing Configuration

Veeam Build Number: 12.0.0.1420 P20230718

Veeam Build Number used for Archive Tier validation: 12.1.1.56 

Vendor Recommended Configuration

Vendor Hardware Settings:

  • Multipathing / link aggregation used: No
  • Array deduplication: No
  • Array compression: No

Additional Considerations

Veeam build prior to 12.1.x.x does not support On-Premises S3 with Archive Tier. Running this version, PoINT Archival Gateway must be configured to use either a disk class only or disk & tape with the option “Enable Tier Synchronization”. Archive Tier is only available with Veeam Backup and Replication 12.1 and later.

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