PureDisk really can fly, just let it go ;-)
It's nice to store your data backups on 80% of its size having a full backup everyday all year long.
It's great to backup 1TB of data over 2 Mbit/s line.
But... one gets wild when:
- 6.6.3 simply forgot to clean itself of expired images,
- 16TB/32TB limit is still in power, we can survive with 192TB total, but it would be much cooler with 64TB per node,
- while restoring, the directory browser is so tiny that you have to scan it like satelites that go round Earth,
- one is flodded with hundredts of alerts caused by a single issue,
- WAN drop makes the job well un-done,
- there is nothing that can report if your data is protected (was it backed-up? was it replicated?),
- replication reverification causes a total standstill as it cannot be launched individually.
Idea for a cool appliance:
- Two strong host machines for a VM cluster,
- 1 VM per all in one node,
- MBE/DB on internal fast, dedicated storage,
- CRs on external dedicated storage: 1 array per CR,
- extension: just buy another disk enclosure for another VM :-)
Enjoy writing the 6.6.5 ;-) 7.0.0 perhaps....