The following is a recipe that we’d look at using for a backup destination for Veeam. Our current preference is for Storage Spaces set up for the requested 64KB Allocation Size but we’re looking into Linux Harden Repositories as an option.
- FreeNAS Operating System
- Ubuntu Server Distro
- Silverstone CS381 Chassis
- ASRock Rack mATX Rome D8 Board
- Dual 10GbE on board
- A TPMv2 would be a good idea
- A 256GB M.2 drive for boot would be needed
- Tested Memory List
- AMD EPYC Rome 7262
As far as drives, we’d look to a pair of read intensive SATA SSDs for cache and enterprise SATA 7,200 RPM NearLine hard disks for capacity storage.
The above setup can be tweaked for a higher ingest need by adding in a Mellanox/NVIDIA 25GbE dual-port network adapter and replacing the SATA cache drives with NVMe as there are a couple SlimSASx8 ports that would allow for up to four NVMe drives to be plugged in. Bumping up from 8 cores to 16 would be something to consider depending on the ingest rate over time.