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Data Domain from EMC is a data protection, backup, storage and deduplication solution.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/rV/Nd/O7Q2GC0J056C.pngDataDomain is the best backup target for our organizationLike most DD users, we primarily use Data Domain restorer appliances as disk targets for backups, through CIFS and VTL protocols. Two units 100 miles apart provide local backup targets and cross-replicate for geodiverse data storage. All backups from IBM iServers (VTL), Tivoli Storage Manager, vRanger, AvePoint DocAve and SQL native backups (CIFS) land on a local DD and are replicated offsite.,High data ingestion rate. For inline dedupe, these devices can ingest a saturated Gigabit Ethernet line, plus a FibreChannel from an AS/400. High reliability. In ten years of having at least two units and ingesting 1.5 to 2TB/night of backups, we've replaced maybe three disk drives. Scalability. Dedupe ratios are very good (11:1 for us for all data), and the DD2500 models allow addition of disk trays to expand capacity. Ease of use. Management interface is good, the free Data Domain Management Center Appliance is even better.,Dedupe ratios on a per-folder or per-CIFS share basis would be nice, we can only see the ratio per partition (MTree). So it's not possible to see what ratio we get from Tivoli data vs vRanger data, for instance, because they're in the same MTree. The VTL option seems inordinately expensive given it's only software. We held off a long time because of the cost, and only went down that road because the IBM iSeries is inherently unable to do a DR recovery from disk only.,10,We were able to avoid upgrading/replacing a very expensive tape library. ROI was break-even the first year. We cut almost one man-hour per day in tape-handling duties. Restore of large data sets (an entire GroupWise post office, for instance) was cut from 15 hours to 15 minutes.,Exagrid EX Series,Tivoli Storage Manager,6,1,Backup target for file-based backups. Tivoli Storage Manager (using storage pool type FILE) and AvePoint Docave SharePoint backups. Backup target for image-level backups. Dell vRanger Backup target for iSeries (VTL).,We have used them to store long-term static data such as litigation holds.,We have toyed with the idea of using them as Tier-4 storage. They are not very fast when accessed by multiple users in small IOPs, so this would have to be done judiciously.,10Data Domain - Tape is dead!Data Domain is currently being used to store our database backups. We utilize the NFS and SMB functionality to provide storage locations for our database administrators to perform their daily backups including logs. We also use MTree replication to replicate to a secondary site for offsite disaster recovery.,MTree replication to another Data Domain system. The Data Domain performs the replication every 15 minutes, so our offsite data is never more than 15 minutes out of sync with production. DDBoost provides a faster way to back up our data. Data encryption at rest. This allows us to protect our database data.,Depending on the model of Data Domain, there is a limit to the number of NFS/SMB threads that can run concurrently. When this limit is reached, the system is slow to respond to client requests. Data Domain support is very slow to turn out new features and bug fixes in their code. OS upgrades are very slow and disruptive.,6,Data Domain says 20+ hours per week when compared to using a tape library. Once the unit is configured it basically takes care of itself. With MTree replication we no longer need to send tapes to an offsite storage facility. Having a second data domain at our DR site allows us to perform recoveries from any of our replicated backups. We do not have to order and wait for tapes to arrive.,Cohesity and Rubrik,EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS, HP 3PAR StoreServ Flash Storage, CompellentData Domain for a seamless DRWe moved to backup with Data Domain after using several other products, for us the decision was a no-brainer we are an EMC shop and tied with networker. Data Domain was a seamless integration into our storage and backup strategy. It helped us address moving to a no tape backup and cross-site replication strategy.,Cross-site replication. Easily maintained, organized and replicated backup schedules and policies. Deduplication is amazing, we are seeing in some cases with OS and file 22:1 dedupe.,VMware integration from a restoration perspective. Initial ingestion for data can get bloated at first it would be nice to see a better estimation of what you most likely will see after dedupe and compression completes. Better data aging and deletion capabilities, we see periodic bloating with lower retention policies.,10,We were able to immediately discontinue our remote tape storage and TBU maintenance. Reduced backup footprint in the data center. It is costly to expand so buy it with a purpose.,,Actifio Enterprise, CommVault, Symantec NetBackupData Domain - Stable, Reliable.... just works!We utilize Data Domain as our Tier 2 disk subsystem for inline data de-duplicated data protection. This includes traditional client-server backups as well as a straight database dump to Data Domain configurations via NFS. We have many years of reliable use in both of these configurations. Overall we have been able to significantly reduce and in some cases completely eliminate use of tape in our backup schemes. Data Domain has been a set it up and forget about it appliance from a reliability perspective.,Data Domain is very good at data reduction of database backups (IBM DB2, SAP HANA, Oracle). Data Domain is an excellent choice for WAN optimized long distance DR data replication. Data Domain is extremely reliable and stable.,Restore speed could be improved. Restores are much slower than backups. It would be nice if there were multi-controller larger capacity configurations. Increased large environment remote management functionality would be a welcome addition.,9,The biggest impact we have had from Data Domain is that we went from an overall backups success rate of ~65% when using a competitor to a ~95% success rate. We have been able to greatly reduce recovery time and recovery point objectives through the use of Data Domain vs tape. As an organization we are able to reliably recover the business data when it is needed.,,vSphere, NetApp FAS series, HP ProLiant BladeSystem, HP 3PAR StoreServ Flash Storage, Cisco Nexus, F5 BIG-IP
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October 29, 2018

Data Domain Review: "DataDomain is the best backup target for our organization"

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Like most DD users, we primarily use Data Domain restorer appliances as disk targets for backups, through CIFS and VTL protocols. Two units 100 miles apart provide local backup targets and cross-replicate for geodiverse data storage. All backups from IBM iServers (VTL), Tivoli Storage Manager, vRanger, AvePoint DocAve and SQL native backups (CIFS) land on a local DD and are replicated offsite.
  • High data ingestion rate. For inline dedupe, these devices can ingest a saturated Gigabit Ethernet line, plus a FibreChannel from an AS/400.
  • High reliability. In ten years of having at least two units and ingesting 1.5 to 2TB/night of backups, we've replaced maybe three disk drives.
  • Scalability. Dedupe ratios are very good (11:1 for us for all data), and the DD2500 models allow addition of disk trays to expand capacity.
  • Ease of use. Management interface is good, the free Data Domain Management Center Appliance is even better.
  • Dedupe ratios on a per-folder or per-CIFS share basis would be nice, we can only see the ratio per partition (MTree). So it's not possible to see what ratio we get from Tivoli data vs vRanger data, for instance, because they're in the same MTree.
  • The VTL option seems inordinately expensive given it's only software. We held off a long time because of the cost, and only went down that road because the IBM iSeries is inherently unable to do a DR recovery from disk only.
Best suited for backup target, that's what it was designed for. The ingestion rate is very high, data exfil not so much. Doesn't work very well as a NAS (though functionally, that's what it is). It's very good at block-level deduplication of disparate types of data.
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June 21, 2018

User Review: "Data Domain - Tape is dead!"

Score 6 out of 10
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Data Domain is currently being used to store our database backups. We utilize the NFS and SMB functionality to provide storage locations for our database administrators to perform their daily backups including logs. We also use MTree replication to replicate to a secondary site for offsite disaster recovery.
  • MTree replication to another Data Domain system. The Data Domain performs the replication every 15 minutes, so our offsite data is never more than 15 minutes out of sync with production.
  • DDBoost provides a faster way to back up our data.
  • Data encryption at rest. This allows us to protect our database data.
  • Depending on the model of Data Domain, there is a limit to the number of NFS/SMB threads that can run concurrently. When this limit is reached, the system is slow to respond to client requests.
  • Data Domain support is very slow to turn out new features and bug fixes in their code.
  • OS upgrades are very slow and disruptive.
Data Domain is well suited in an environment where there is already a backup software in use that can take advantage of things like DDBoost. If a company is looking for an all in one solution, then Data Domain is not suited for this.
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March 16, 2017

User Review: "Data Domain for a seamless DR"

Score 10 out of 10
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We moved to backup with Data Domain after using several other products, for us the decision was a no-brainer we are an EMC shop and tied with networker. Data Domain was a seamless integration into our storage and backup strategy. It helped us address moving to a no tape backup and cross-site replication strategy.
  • Cross-site replication.
  • Easily maintained, organized and replicated backup schedules and policies.
  • Deduplication is amazing, we are seeing in some cases with OS and file 22:1 dedupe.
  • VMware integration from a restoration perspective.
  • Initial ingestion for data can get bloated at first it would be nice to see a better estimation of what you most likely will see after dedupe and compression completes.
  • Better data aging and deletion capabilities, we see periodic bloating with lower retention policies.
Data Domain allowed us to move to a tapeless backup environment and with the product located in multiple sites we were able to achieve a cross-site replication policy that protects our data and intellectual property in a geographically diverse manner while maintaining corporate retention policies. I would say unless you are a shop that has retention policies that are low enough to keep copies in your facilities this product may not be capable for your needs.
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April 08, 2016

Review: "Data Domain - Stable, Reliable.... just works!"

Score 9 out of 10
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We utilize Data Domain as our Tier 2 disk subsystem for inline data de-duplicated data protection. This includes traditional client-server backups as well as a straight database dump to Data Domain configurations via NFS. We have many years of reliable use in both of these configurations. Overall we have been able to significantly reduce and in some cases completely eliminate use of tape in our backup schemes. Data Domain has been a set it up and forget about it appliance from a reliability perspective.
  • Data Domain is very good at data reduction of database backups (IBM DB2, SAP HANA, Oracle).
  • Data Domain is an excellent choice for WAN optimized long distance DR data replication.
  • Data Domain is extremely reliable and stable.
  • Restore speed could be improved. Restores are much slower than backups.
  • It would be nice if there were multi-controller larger capacity configurations.
  • Increased large environment remote management functionality would be a welcome addition.
We have found that Data Domain excels at homogeneous data type backups such as database dumps. We are able to get very good data reduction/de-duplication rates when we are careful to place similar data types/data on the same appliance. Conversely we have found that Data Domain is only average from a data reduction perspective when mixed data types are placed on the same appliance. In order to maximize your data reduction you must pay attention to appropriately place data.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Universal recovery (3)
10.0
Live recovery (2)
6.5
Recovery verification (3)
6.1
Business application protection (4)
7.8
Multiple backup destinations (4)
9.6
Incremental backup identification (3)
6.1
Backup to the cloud (1)
10
Deduplication and file compression (4)
10.0
Snapshots (4)
8.7
Flexible deployment (2)
7.0
Management dashboard (2)
7.5
Platform support (2)
8.0
Retention options (1)
8
Encryption (2)
9.5

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Data Domain from EMC is a data protection, backup, storage and deduplication solution.

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