HPE Nimble Storage SFA. Whats that about then? Part 4 – Creating a Veeam backup job and what to look out for.

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Nimble SFA – Creating a Veeam backup job and what to look out for.

Following on from part 3 – Volume Creation and Presentation to Veeam , of this blog series, we will take a look at how to create a new Veeam backup job. There are a few considerations to make during the setup which I will cover here.

Job creation

if you have ever used Veeam before, then the steps below will be more than familiar. The only thing to take note of are the storage settings on the job.

Start the new backup job wizard.

Add the VM’s

Select the new backup repository, set retention requirements and click advanced.

Now this is the bit you need to pay attention to. Note the setitngs that are highlighted should be set as below.

The following is taken from the Nimble and Veeam integration guide:

Compression level, select None. Veeam Backup & Replication deduplicates on a per-job basis
only, but the SFA can achieve better deduplication and compression rates because its deduplication and
compression are per pool. Note If the Veeam backup server and the proxy server are two separate machines (virtual or physical),
compression can be