Versatile backups. ease of administration and amazing compaction ratio
February 15, 2019

Versatile backups. ease of administration and amazing compaction ratio

Amanda Decker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with HPE StoreOnce

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 doesn't require a lot of technical knowledge for day to day administration and management. This helps reducing IT support staff cost.
  • It provides an amazing compaction ratio and saves you a lot on the storage side.
Some of our staff have worked with Baracuda, so it was a recommended product. But after our evaluation, we decided to use StoreOnce because of the types of backup, ease of administration, and cost savings.
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.

HPE StoreOnce Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
9
Live recovery
8
Recovery verification
8
Business application protection
8
Multiple backup destinations
9
Incremental backup identification
9
Backup to the cloud
8
Deduplication and file compression
10
Snapshots
9
Flexible deployment
9
Management dashboard
9
Platform support
8
Retention options
9
Encryption
9

Using HPE StoreOnce

It is quite efficient and easy to administer. You don't really get into trouble with HPE StoreOnce often.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Creating Catalyst Stores to store your backup is straight forward.
  • Configuring NAS shares is quite easy.
  • Configuring Network settings may be a little complicated initially.