Extending Scale-Out Backup Repository

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    All backup repositories deployed in the Mine with Veeam cluster are added as extents of the performance tier to a scale-out backup repository — a multi-tier repository system with horizontal scaling support. If the performance extents of the scale-out backup repository run out of free space, you can do the following:

    • Extend the performance tier of the scale-out backup repository
    • Add the capacity tier to the scale-out backup repository
    • Add the archive tier to the scale-out backup repository

    Extending Performance Tier

    Performance tier of a scale-out backup repository is used to store backed-up data that you need to access frequently. The performance tier comprises one or more performance extents. In Mine with Veeam, performance extents are backup repositories deployed in the cluster.

    To extend the performance tier, add an expansion block to the Mine with Veeam cluster — this will automatically increase the space available on all backup repositories. To learn how to add an expansion block, see Nutanix Mine Software Documentation.

    Adding Capacity Tier

    The capacity tier of a scale-out backup repository is used to store backed-up data that you need to access rarely; typically, this is the data from the performance extents that is transported to the capacity tier for long-term storage. The capacity tier consists of a single capacity extent that can be either a cloud-based object storage repository or an on-premises object storage repository (S3-compatible object storage repository, Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure Blob Storage and so on). For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Capacity Tier.

    To extend the scale-out backup repository with the capacity tier, add a supported object storage repository to the backup infrastructure and update the scale-out backup repository configuration as described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Adding Scale-Out Backup Repositories.

    Adding Archive Tier

    The archive tier of a scale-out backup repository is used to store archived data that you need to access infrequently (no more than once a quarter); typically, this is the data from the capacity extent that is transported to the archive tier to optimize the cost of storing backups. The archive tier consists of a single archive extent that is a cloud-based object storage repository (Amazon S3 Glacier or Microsoft Azure Archive Storage). For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Archive Tier.

    To extend the scale-out backup repository with the archive tier, add a supported object storage repository to the backup infrastructure and update the scale-out backup repository configuration as described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Adding Scale-Out Backup Repositories.

    Extending Scale-Out Backup Repository