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Is the Store Once Catalyst/B6200 8-node cluster a single system?

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Hmm...

It looks like Sepaton don't understand some of the fundamental operations of the StorOnce. You shouldn't multiplex data into a StorOnce because it screws with the dedupe algorithm. This is because the device is smart enough to identify data types and adapt to them, if you're multiplexing data into it, it's not as efficient at learning your data. Now, this isn't actually a problem as you can present loads of virtual tape drives to your software and allow this to make up for the bandwidth lost. HP even advise you to make a separate virtual tape library - effectively a dedupe domain - for each datatype you backup, for maximum dedupe efficiency.

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