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iXsystems TrueNAS R-Series (SMB)

Veeam Ready - Repository
Alliance Partner:

iXsystems

Alliance Product:

TrueNAS R-Series

Program Category:

Veeam Ready - Repository

Category Description:

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

Article ID:

830

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

2024-01-12

Last modified date:

2024-01-12

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: R20
Storage Category: Software Defined Storage - Hybrid
Drive quantity, size, type: 

  • 10 x 10TB SAS HDD HUH721010AL4200 (Primary pool drives)
  • 1 x 3.84TB SAS SSD XS3840SE70055 (ZFS SLOG write cache device, overprovisioned to 16GB)
  • 1 x 960GB SAS SSD XS960SE70055 (ZFS L2ARC read cache device)

Storage configuration: RAID 10
ZFS array of striped 2x HDD mirrors with 2 SSDs for read/write cache.
Firmware version: TrueNAS-SCALE-23.10.0
Connection protocol and speed: 10 GbE SMB
Additional support: All models and configurations of TrueNAS R-Series R20 with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:
TrueNAS is an Open Source storage operating system built on OpenZFS. With the TrueNAS R-Series, iXsystems integrates TrueNAS with the single-controller hardware that has configurable performance.
The TrueNAS R20 single controller hardware is a compact 2U system with 12 drives.

Veeam Testing Configuration

Veeam Build Number: 12.0.0.1420 P20230718

Vendor recommended configuration

Vendor Settings:

  • Caching used: Yes
  • Read/write caching: One SSD is used as a secondary ZFS ARC device for read caching. One SSD is used as ZFS SLOG device.
  • Does vendor solution support SMB write-through? Yes
  • How SMB write-through enabled/disabled? Access the Datasets page and select the dataset being used for the SMB share. Select Edit and then modify the Sync setting.
  • Was SMB write-through enabled during the testing? Yes
  • Networking: MTU=9000
  • Multipathing / link aggregation used: No
  • Array deduplication used in testing: No
  • Array compression used in testing: Yes

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