Dpm physical vs virtual RRS feed

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  • What are advantages and disadvantages of using virtual dpm servers vs physical servers ?

    Friday, February 17, 2017 4:48 PM

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  • Hi,

    A few thoughts, but certainly not comprehensive.

    DPM Storage pool usage will be thin provisioned when using .VHDX files for the storage pool, so less physical storage will be required.

    You can further reduce storage requirements if you enable deduplication - see: Whitepaper-Deduplicating DPM storage

    We have not found too many fiber attached physical tape libraries that work with DPM running in a VM.  VTL or Iscsi based tape libraries seem to work fine.

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    Friday, February 17, 2017 9:11 PM