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Netbackup 5220 appliance and Storage unit groups

Created: 12 Sep 2012 • Updated: 12 Sep 2012 | 3 comments
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We are running NB 7.1 on linux servers, and have deployed Data Domain appliances for our backups.

Researching whether or not there is a use case in our environment for the 5220 appliance. One question I need confirmed is whether or not it is best practice to create Storage Unit groups for a pool of 5220 media servers. From my understanding, if you put a group of 5220s in an STU group, the backup data would have to be reseeded on each appliance. Just want to make sure that is indeed the case.

Thanks

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Nicolai's picture

Yes you are right. If you want capacity go for the 5020 PDDO appliance - It scale to 192TB 

http://eval.symantec.com/mktginfo/enterprise/fact_sheets/b-nbu_5000_DS_21198813.en-us.pdf

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LT2000's picture

Thanks Nicolai.

I thought the 5000/5020 was a lower gen 5220. I guess the 5020 is the better apples to apples comparison to the Data Domain 890. Curious as to why our Symantec rep didn't mention the 5020 since I see the aforementioned shortcoming (on the 5220s) to be a major decision point.

If you have any expereince/opinions on these appliances feel free to share.

Nicolai's picture

I also have a DD890 and really like it. We are looking into 5020 to support Netbackup client side dedupe. The MSDP limit of 64TB is too small for most of my customers.

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