Improved Backup and Restore Performance
Eshak backs up 90TB of the corporation’s data each week, in daily incrementals and a weekly full. The data backed up to the ExaGrid system is mostly file servers, application servers, as well as databases. The weekly full is backed up to ExaGrid, and then copied to tape for additional protection. He has been pleased with the backup performance with the ExaGrid-Veeam solution provides. “We have a larger number of backup jobs, and they all are completed within the desired backup window.”
In addition to the backup performance, Eshak has been pleased with the restore performance as well. “Restoring data with the ExaGrid-Veeam solution is too easy! The file- level recoveries are very simple and image recoveries are night and day, compared with restoring data using NetWorker’s V80P (its virtual backup product). That often was painful experience, as sometimes it would work and sometimes it wouldn’t, and we always needed to call Dell EMC support.”
ExaGrid writes backups directly to a disk-cache Landing Zone, avoiding inline processing and ensuring the highest possible backup performance, which results in the shortest backup window. Adaptive Deduplication performs deduplication and replication in parallel with backups for a strong recovery point (RPO). As data is being deduplicated to the repository, it can also be replicated to a second ExaGrid site or the public cloud for disaster recovery (DR).