Backup Storage Pool Balaji
Backup Storage Pool
If the storage allocated to store backup data is full and if there is no provision to add more storage, it is almost impossible to continue with the further backups and the backup jobs will start to getting failed. The storage repository management of a Vembu BDR server has a hybrid volume manager that flexibly supports scaling of the storage repositories as per the storage needs. It will also support addition of different storage media such as Local drives, NAS(NFS and CIFS) and SAN(iSCSI and FC) to the same backup server any time as your storage repository needs to be scaled up. Users can also aggregate the space available from different volumes and utilise them to store backups.
The backup storage configured during installation will act as a default pool. In case if the backup storage is not configured during installation, the user has to create default pool from the storage management page of BDR/OffsiteDR server. The user cannot trigger any backup until he configures the default pool
User can add new volumes to create a pool for storing their backups. You can create n number of storage pool, wherein ‘n’ number of volumes can also be added to form a pool
Physical and network shared volumes can also be combined together to form a pool. A single volume can be added to multiple pools
Backups configured from the Standalone client will be stored only in the default storage repository in the Backup Server. User can choose the storage pool for backups during backup configuration itself when the backup is configured from a client on the server