Storage Configuration Options


Types of storage that can be configured for the Unitrends appliance.



This article describes types of storage that can be configured for the Unitrends appliance.


The Unitrends appliance is configured as a backup appliance, a replication appliance, or as both a backup and replication appliance if performing both roles. The appliance’s storage needs vary based on the role it plays in the environment. Use the storage interface to do the following:

  • Optimize distribution of storage depending on the role of the system.
  • Add SAN or a NAS storage as rotational archiving targets using high speed interconnects, like Fibre Channel and 10GbE Ethernet.
  • Protect a NAS share by mounting it directly on the Unitrends system. This eliminates the network latency associated with data transfer for NAS shares backed up as mounted devices on protected clients of the system.
  • Add backup or vaulting storage to Unitrends virtual (UEB) systems. Vaulting storage is only used for systems running the legacy vaulting feature. For replication, data is written to the backup storage area.
  • Optimize storage utilization by selecting an ingest rate strategy for the data being protected compared to the amount of retention on the system.

The storage interface displays all storage targets that have been configured. For each target, details about the storage are given, including its usage, associated device, type, mount point, size, free space, and status (online or offline). See these topics in the Recovery-Series and UEB Administrator’s Guide for details:

NOTE:  UEB appliances cannot leverage a Recovery Series appliance as a backup storage target.

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