HPE StoreOnce Reviews

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Amanda Decker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Ours is a big size ERP solution with 150 + virtual machines and 20+ Physical Servers. We use HPE StoreOnce as backup infrastructure for backing up OS, software binaries and databases. We use third-party software to store OS level backups on StoreOnce and we use native HPE StoreOnce RMAN Catalyst Plugin to push our RMAN backups for Oracle databases to StoreOnce. We also use CIFS share on StoreOnce as a mount point for key shared drives.
  • File uploads and querying the backup repository is quite fast, given that we have so many backups and a good retention period.
  • A free add on "HPE StoreOnce Catalyst Plugin for RMAN" was a great benefit. We saved the cost of buying an additional backup infrastructure for our databases.
  • HPE StoreOnce Catalyst Stores do not have a native replication. You will have to rely on third party software to backup your backup files from primary StoreOnce to secondary StoreOnce.
  • We also see disconnects in the HPE StoreOnce Catalyst RMAN Plugin. We are still trying to figure out if this is a StoreOnce issue or something with our network.
HPE StoreOnce is well suited for backup an infrastructure that can accommodate a few hours for a total backup. It is quite suitable for your disaster recovery plan for your backups. We are currently using it with Veeam and Oracle products.
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Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We are using HP StoreOnce as our backup infrastructure for both databases and applications. We have 200 + Virtual Machines and 20+ Physical Servers. We are using HPE StoreOnce Catalyst Store RMAN plugin to backup oracle databases to StoreOnce catalyst store. This is a great feature since now we don't need to take local backup and then push it to tape device. The backups to StoreOnce device is very efficient. We are also using CIFS (NAS) Shares on HPE StoreOnce to backup virtual machine using a third party backup software.
  • Backups to HPE StoreOnce device is very efficient. This is particularly because we are using all SSD (flash ) devices in our HPE StoreOnce infrastructure.
  • The compaction ratio with HPE StoreOnce is amazing which reduces our total storage footprint by upto 95%.
  • It supports both block storage and file system storage. This is especially beneficial since we wanted one backup infrastructure for both our application and database backups.
  • We had a little trouble sending backups of physical servers using SMBv1 protocol to SMBv2 CIFS shares. We had to implement a work around but it would have been nice if StoreOnce could be smart enough to take care of SMB version automatically.
  • There is no native Catalyst Store replication from one StoreOnce device to another StoreOnce. The replication has to be handled by the backup software which is backing up to one StoreOnce device. This puts an extra overhead on the source.
  • HPE StoreOnce command line is a little complicated for beginners. It takes a little while to get familiar with how to leverage it.
If you are looking for a backup infrastructure which is efficient and compatible for both file system and block level backup, then HPE StoreOnce is a great choice. It's easy to configure and easy to manage. We didn't have to hire a separate storage expert to set up StoreOnce for us. The HPE team helped our system admins and it was a easy to configure.
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Philip Sellers | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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HPE StoreOnce was used to transition from tape backups to disk backups. IT in the organization is centralized, so the StoreOnce provides the backup storage for the entire enterprise backups. It allowed extended online retention periods, cut down on the restore time and decreased the time windows for backup. The Catalyst deduplication technology allows cost-effective and extended retention periods by consuming less disk space, along with accelerating the backups by utilizing the same deduplication technology at the endpoint or on the storage device. It requires compatible software which can talk over the proprietary Catalyst protocol.

  • Catalyst deduplication technology is very effective.
  • Catalyst protocol maximizes backup speeds.
  • Design with disk shelves provides dense storage and minimizes the rack units required to deploy.
  • Offers NFS, CIFS/SMB, and virtual tape library functionality for compatibility (in addition to Catalyst stores).
  • For fastest performance and best dedupe, ISV software supporting Catalyst required
  • VTL capability requires more overhead and space due to aging policies, etc.
  • Use of CIFS/SMB for backups is significantly slower than Catalyst.
There are two scenarios where StoreOnce plays extremely well. First, coupled with Recovery Manager Central from HPE, StoreOnce is a tightly integrated, snapshot based backup solution for HPE's primary storage platforms. This offers line of business app protection and virtualization backups with better efficiency and windows than traditional ISV backup software.

Secondly, coupled with ISV software that supports Catalyst, this is a great purpose built storage platform for backup repositories; however, the list of ISV software supporting Catalyst is short - Veeam, Symantec NetBackup, and Data Protector (formerly HPE's, now owned by MicroFocus). Other third party software can work with the hardware, but the best performance and best efficiencies are offered when using Catalyst protocol and Catalyst stores on the StoreOnce. If you're a Veeam user, StoreOnce definitely deserves a look - it is a compelling alternative to DataDomain or SMB shares.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Universal recovery (2)
8.5
Live recovery (2)
8.0
Recovery verification (2)
8.0
Business application protection (3)
8.0
Multiple backup destinations (3)
8.1
Incremental backup identification (3)
8.6
Backup to the cloud (1)
8
Deduplication and file compression (3)
10.0
Snapshots (3)
8.5
Flexible deployment (2)
8.5
Management dashboard (2)
8.5
Platform support (2)
8.0
Retention options (2)
9.0
Encryption (2)
9.0

About HPE StoreOnce

HPE StoreOnce is a backup and recovery hardware solution from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, providing disk-based backup, deduplication, and long-term storage. StoreOnce offerings can support virtual and cloud environments for small business, mid-size organizations, and enterprises.

Key Features

  • All-in-one platform, not need for separate gateway or virtual appliance
  • Proposes 23x faster backup and 15x faster recovery when integrated with HPE 3PAR and HPE Nimble
  • Deployment across cloud, virtual, and physical environments
  • Storage-integrated backup, copy data management, and data mobility for HPE 3PAR, HPE Primera, and HPE Nimble Storage
  • Integration with Commvault
  • Multi-system monitoring

HPE StoreOnce Technical Details

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