Before You Begin

Before you create a backup copy job for HPE StoreOnce backup repository, check the following requirements:

  • The minimum supported software versions of HPE StoreOnce are the following:
  • For the third generation, the minimum version is 3.18.18.
  • For the fourth generation, the minimum version is 4.2.3.
  • Make sure that all backup infrastructure components that take part in the backup copy process are added to the backup infrastructure. These components include the source and target repositories between which data is copied. For more information on how to add a backup repository, see Adding Backup Repositories.
  • Check that repositories between which you plan to copy data have a direct connection to each other. This is required because Veeam Backup & Replication uses the HPE StoreOnce Catalyst Copy technology to copy backup files.

This direct connection must be of the same type as the connection that you select when adding the target HPE StoreOnce. For example, if the target HPE StoreOnce repository is connected over Fibre Channel, you must use Fibre Channel connectivity to connect the source HPE StoreOnce repository to the target HPE StoreOnce repository.

  • HPE StoreOnce repositories connected over Fibre Channel require the two-way connection. Zone the source initiator World Wide Names (WWNs) with the destination target WWNs, and zone the destination initiator WWNs with the source target WWNs.
  • If you plan to use pre-job and post-job scripts, you must create scripts before you configure the backup copy job.