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Veeam backup to internal Datastore on ESXi host

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We've got an internal Datastore of NL-SAS disks (~3.5 TB) on our ESXi and would like to use it as a backup target for Veeam.
Since the same host is the only host in the system, does it make sense to you to perform it this way?

Our other alternative is to backup to our EMC, which has only 1 TB left, but room for more disks.
What would you choose?

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Thanks Andrew.
Which best storage type for Veeam backup on EMC VNXe3150 ?
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Any storage other than the Host the VMs are located ON!

if you've only got  EMC VNXe3150, yes that's more than adequate!

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Sure, but CIFS (SMB) Share is good enough as a repository?
Should it be mapped to a server or backup directly to the share? Should DeDuplication be used on the storage level?

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