Veeam Backup & Replication and RDX® QuikStor™

Small and medium businesses are utilising virtualisation software to reduce costs and improve the performance and efficiency of IT systems. Unfortunately within a virtualised environment the risk of data loss is increased, due to increased utilisation of storage devices. In addition many businesses simply perform disk-to-disk backups and have no off-site data protection, leaving the business vulnerable to data loss from fire, flood, virus attack or data theft. It this therefore imperative that businesses install robust data protection solutions to fully protect virtualised environments.

RDX® QuikStor™

Tandberg Data RDX QuikStor (removable disk storage system) allows virtualised enviroments to be easily backed up and data transported off-site for complete data protection. RDX endorsed by all major OEM‘s (HPE, IBM, Dell, Fujitsu, NEC etc.) and designed for use in SMB environments. When combined with Veeam Backup and Replication software, businesses can easily manage backup  and restore tasks, whilst minimising the risk of data loss and downtime.

RDX media combines the portability and reliability of tape with the speed and simplicity of a hard disk drive. RDX provides high performance up to 1.2TB/hr and storage capacities up to 4TB per cartridge. RDX drives and media are rugged and tough, and designed to last more than 10 years and meet business compliance requirments for Backup and Archive.

QuikStor integration in Veeam Backup & Replication

RDX QuikStor drives (USB3.0 and SATA III) and media are fully compatible with Veeam Backup and Replication software. During the initial setup the RDX QuikStor drive is detected by Veeam as a removable disk device, the user must select the retention policy for the RDX device, this will determine the number of restore points Veeam will retain on each RDX media that is inserted into the RDX drive.

Anytime a new RDX media is inserted into the RDX drive, Veeam will automatically will perform a new full backup, thereafter Veeam will perform increment backups and update the backup files stored on the RDX media. We recommend customers use a minimum of 3 RDX media in a standard media rotation, where one media is in use, one media is retained on-site, one media is stored offsite. Customers can increase the level of data protection by increasing the number of media. Some media maybe retained off-site for longterm data protection and compliance purposes for several years.

Implementing a Scale-out Repository

Veeam Backup & Replication enables consolidating backup targets like RDX into one backup repository. Configuring the Scale-out Repository, is actually creating a pool of RDX storage devices, summarizing their capacity. This optimises the utilisation of RDX storage targets either on QuikStation or with several internal or external RDX QuikStor drives, increases backup speed, saves investment costs and simplifies storage management.



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To learn more, download the PDFs below:

Solution Brief: RDX QuikStor for Veeam Backup and Replication
Integration Brief: RDX QuikStor for Veeam Backup and Replication

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