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Veeam repository recommendation

January 26th, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

I repost this so much on reddit I decided to just create an entry here to reference:

This is what I recommend if you want cheap, without support, but with decent reliability/redundancy and excellent performance. Use RAID 6 for capacity, RAID 10 for highest reliability and performance. Deduplication will increase your available space by 25-50% or more depending on what you are storing. Increase number of disks and JBODs for more storage. This requires a dedicated server to provide NFS, however I think iSCSI is built into 2012r2 now. It has the advantage of being able to house Veeam also, though you should use at least one VM as a proxy for a hot add disk performance boost.

JBOD enclosure with space for 45 SAS drives. Use any server you have laying around that supports PCIx2 and install Server 2012r2 with deduplication enabled.

JBOD chassis (1x) – $2000 SuperMicro CSE-847E26-RJBOD1 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811152143

SAS RAID controller (1x) – $689 LSI 9280-8e http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816118109

RAID controller backup battery (1x) – $160 MegaRAID LSIiBBU08 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816118163&Tpk=N82E16816118163

SAS cables (2x) – $70ea=$140 SFF-8088(M) to SFF-8088(M) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816116105

Disks (??x) – $288ea=? Seagate ST4000NM0023 4tb Enterprise Capacity 128mb 7200rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5EM1PU0823&cm_re=ST4000NM0023-_-22-178-306-_-Product

Internal mini SAS cables (2x) = $60 http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Tripp-Lite-3ft-Internal-SAS-Cable-mini-SAS-SFF-8087-to-mini-SAS-SFF8087-1M/1464242.aspx

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