I plan to get a Dell R530 and connect it directly to my DR4100 Deduplication appliance via 10 GbE Direct Attach Cable. I don't have a 10 GbE switch so I decided to connect the DR4100 directly to my R530.
1. Can I still perform backups to my DR4100 as an OST storage ?
2. Should I use
Enable the remote computer to access the storage device through the Backup Exec server and to perform Backup Exec server-side deduplication, if it is supported ?
Since, my DR4100 is not connected to the LAN. (Except for the management port)
3. Would I be abe to use this type of deduplication with my setup?
Backup Exec server-side deduplication with a deduplication disk storage device.
Appliance deduplication on an OpenStorage device.
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1. Check the HCL below and it shows the DR4100 as supported for OST:
So in terms of this, direct-connecting it to your Dell PowerEdge will still allow it to function as an OST device.
2. & 3. Just read through the Admin Guide as it will point you in the right direction to take when it comes to setting up dedupe.