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February 5, 2015

Veeam Backup & Replication v8: Designing and planning backup repository performance

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Veeam® Backup & Replication™ features a distributed architecture with backup repositories as a target location for backups. This helps to decrease the load of a backup server and speed up backup, restore and replication to remote locations over the network. A proper backup repository design is essential to succeed with any Veeam Backup & Replication project.

When designing a backup repository, an architect should evaluate such parameters as size and performance. Both values need to be carefully calculated, so that the overall backup repository configuration will be effective for the entire lifecycle of the underlying components. Calculating the size of a repository is quite easy, while estimating the required performance of a backup repository is a more complicated task.

This white paper will help you evaluate the performance of a backup repository and test it without any impact on your production environment. Veeam expert Luca Dell‘Oca has developed a testing methodology for you using an I/O generator and some custom I/O profiles. Although the suggested methodology might be not perfect, we do hope these simulations will allow you to make a good estimate.

Read the white paper and learn how:

  • Different backup modes write data and detail their specific I/O profiles and their impact on storage performances
  • You can test a backup repository without involving your production storage
  • To read the results of the tests to better plan for your next backup repository
  • About the Author

    Luca Dell'Oca
    EMEA Evangelist, Product Strategy, Veeam Software
    Luca Dell’Oca is Product Strategy Specialist for Veeam Software based in Italy. Luca is a popular blogger and an active member of the virtualization community. Luca’s career started in information security before focusing on virtualization. His main areas of expertise are VMware and storage design, with a deep focus on Cloud Service Providers and Large Enterprises.
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