We are looking to use Veeam to backup our current VMWare infrastructure and I was researching cheap NAS solutions. Well, after 2 days I'm starting to realize just how slow these things are. It seems to have much to do with copying LARGE files as opposed to small files. I haven't been able to understand why.
Example - one vendor (won't name names) sells an 8TB solution with 4x2TB SATA drives running at 7200RPM. I found out that when copying large files (50-500GB each), the throuput is a paltry 35-45Mbps which means a 2TB backup could take over 100 hours!
1) whats the technical reason why large files take so much longe rto copy than small files and
2) can anyone recommend a cost effecient network storage solution? I have a 10 hour backup window.