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Hyper-V Amigos Showcast Episode 12–ReFS and Backup

imageIn this Episode Didier and I look at a single host deployment with Storage Spaces on Windows Server 2016. We create a “Hybrid” disk just like in Storage Spaces Direct by combining SSD & HDD in a storage Tier. We were very happy to discover that ReFSv3.1 does real time tiering. We’re very excited about this because we want to leverage the benefits if Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 brings by leveraging ReFSv3.1 (Block Cloning) in regards to backup transformation actions and Grandfather-Father-Son (GFS) spaces savings. To do so we’re looking at our options to get these benefits and capabilities leveraging affordable yet performant storage for our backup targets. S2D is one such option but might be cost prohibitive or overkill in certain environments.

ReFS v3.1 on non-clustered Windows Server 2016 hosts bring us integrity streaming, file corruption repair with instant recovery as protection against bit rot, the performance of tiered storage and SMB3 as a backup target at a great price point.

But please watch the video and see for yourself.

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Hyper-V Amigos Showcast Episode 6 Storage Spaces

ThumbIn this show Didier and Carsten talk about features in Storage Spaces. Carsten demonstrate how to get statistics from the Autotiering process, how a Scale-out Fileserver reacts on a catastrophe (power loos) and shows what happens when he turn of an actively used JBOD in a Enclosureaware three JBOD setup.

Have fun watching this Showcast.

P.S.: Here are the links to the mentioned Autotiering.ps1 script and the explaining blog post (in German).