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User Guide for VMware vSphere
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Operational Modes

Depending on the storage configuration and type of the backup target, HPE StoreOnce can work in the following modes:

Source-Side Data Deduplication

HPE StoreOnce performs source-side deduplication if the backup target meets the following requirements:

To deduplicate data on the source side, HPE StoreOnce uses the HPE StoreOnce Catalyst agent. The HPE StoreOnce Catalyst agent is a component of the HPE StoreOnce Catalyst software. It is installed on the gateway server communicating with the HPE StoreOnce appliance.

HPE StoreOnce deduplicates data on the source side, before writing it to target:

  1. During the backup job session, HPE StoreOnce analyzes data incoming to the HPE StoreOnce appliance in chunks and computes a hash value for every data chunk. Hash values are stored in an index on disk.
  2. The HPE StoreOnce Catalyst agent calculates hash values for data chunks in a new data flow and sends these hash values to target.
  3. HPE StoreOnce identifies which data blocks are already saved on disk and communicates this information to the HPE StoreOnce Catalyst agent. The HPE StoreOnce Catalyst agent sends only unique data blocks to target.

As a result, the load on the network reduces, the backup job performance improves, and you can save on disk space.

Operational Modes 

Target-Side Data Deduplication

HPE StoreOnce performs target-side deduplication if the backup target is configured in the following way:

For more information about working with CIFS stores, see Shared Folder Mode.

HPE StoreOnce deduplicates data on the target side, after the data is transported to HPE StoreOnce:

  1. HPE StoreOnce analyzes data incoming to the HPE StoreOnce appliance in chunks and creates a hash value for every data chunk. Hash values are stored in an index on the target side.
  2. HPE StoreOnce analyzes VM data transported to target and replaces identical data chunks with references to data chunks that are already saved on disk.

As a result, only new data chunks are written to disk, which helps save on disk space.

Operational Modes 

Shared Folder Mode

If you do not have an HPE StoreOnce Catalyst license, you can add the HPE StoreOnce appliance as a shared folder backup repository. In this mode, HPE StoreOnce will perform target-side deduplication.

If you work with HPE StoreOnce in the shared folder mode, the performance of backup jobs and transform operations is lower (in comparison with the integration mode, when HPE StoreOnce is added as a deduplicating storage appliance).

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