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V2.45

Minor Versionm

by Rene Weber

Introduction

This manual shows the instruction for connecting the Silent Brick System with Veeam as a S3 Object Store under a Scale-Out backup repository.

This guide is tested with Veeam 11 and the Silent Brick System Version 2.39

  1. Installation and Connectors Installation and electrical connection as well as network connection are to be done as described in the manual Installation
    • Installation and Connectors Installation and electrical connection as well as network connection are to be done as described in the manual Installation

    • Network Adjustments The network settings are to be adjusted as described in the manual Installation

  2. The settings of this volume differ from settings for a Backup to disk repository which uses Large File Optimization and probably no Audit. Create a new Volume of type 'SNAS' with a parity of 3 or 2
    • The settings of this volume differ from settings for a Backup to disk repository which uses Large File Optimization and probably no Audit.

    • Create a new Volume of type 'SNAS' with a parity of 3 or 2

    • Compression is not needed for the capacity tier

    • Disable Large File Optimization

    • For higher redundancy a parity level of 3 is recommended

  3. In your volume navigate to the Shares section Choose "Add S3 Share" Enter a Share Name
    • In your volume navigate to the Shares section

    • Choose "Add S3 Share"

    • Enter a Share Name

    • Enter credentials for accessing the S3 layer

    • The Port will be automatically increased for each new S3 instance

    • Write down the Access Point URL.

    • Right-Click on the S3 Share and choose "Manage Buckets"

    • Create a new Bucket for use with Veeam

  4. Since S3 communicates via HTTPs, certificates are being used. In order to update the SSL certificate of the Silent Brick System proceed as follows: Navigate to Settings -> Network
    • Since S3 communicates via HTTPs, certificates are being used. In order to update the SSL certificate of the Silent Brick System proceed as follows:

    • Navigate to Settings -> Network

    • Select "Edit" for "Custom SSL Certificate" and upload your own certificates.

    • Certificates may be generated manually or via services like Lets Encrypt

    • Supported certificate types are SSL certificates including the private key and the signing certificate authority.

    • Certificates with passphrase are not supported.

  5. Add a new repository of type 'Object Storage' - 'S3 Compatible' Enter the Service Point URL previously noted Enter the credentials as defined for the S3 Share
    • Add a new repository of type 'Object Storage' - 'S3 Compatible'

    • Enter the Service Point URL previously noted

    • Enter the credentials as defined for the S3 Share

    • Select the previously created bucket

    • Add a folder to the bucket

  6. Edit your existing Scale-Out Backup repository and add the new Object Store as capacity tier. You Object Store on a Brick is now being used in your Veeam SOBR.
    • Edit your existing Scale-Out Backup repository and add the new Object Store as capacity tier.

    • You Object Store on a Brick is now being used in your Veeam SOBR.

    • Retention for data in the capacity tier depends on the Backup Job Retention

    • Choose "Copy" to create instant redundancy of your data

    • Choose "Move" to free up disk space in the performance tier by moving data to the capacity tier after time.

    • Both is combinable

    • If you want to archive data in the capacity tier use "Move" in the SOBR and the GFS setting along with a proper retention in your backup job configuration.

  7. Per Default VEEAM write quite small objects which can influence the performance especially on spinning disks. Therefor increasing the Object Size  can result in a higher Performance. Increasing the Object size will result in bigger incremental backups
    • Per Default VEEAM write quite small objects which can influence the performance especially on spinning disks. Therefor increasing the Object Size can result in a higher Performance.

    • Increasing the Object size will result in bigger incremental backups

    • To make this option visible, create the UIShowLegacyBlockSize (DWORD, 1) registry value under the 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Backup and Replication' key on the backup server. Keep in mind that this option significantly increases incremental backups size and requires an active full backup to be activated.

    • Modify your Backup Job to use Extra Large Object Sizes

    • Run an active full backup

  8. Per Default VEEAM write quite small objects which can influence the performance especially on spinning disks. Therefor increasing the Object Size  can result in a higher Performance.
    • Per Default VEEAM write quite small objects which can influence the performance especially on spinning disks. Therefor increasing the Object Size can result in a higher Performance.

    • Increasing the Object size will result in bigger incremental backups

    • Modify your Backup Job to use Local Target ( Large Blocks)

    • Run an active full backup

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