I would very much like to have ANY storage target be allowed to be targeted/used for a SOBR capacity or archive tier. As a for instance… the primary performance tier for the SOBR lands on a RAID 10 of either HDD or SSD and then rather than being forced to use object storage for the Capacity and Archive tiers it would be possible to simply offload to another repo that sits on a much slower but more capacity efficient RAID 60 array of disks. That would be much appreciated.
That’s just one example of course, but the point is that I would like to have the system admin ultimately determine what they want to qualify as “performance”, “capacity”, and “archive” worthy storage. If they determine that based on their needs that the “performance” tier is a RAID 10 of SSD and their “capacity” tier is a RAID 10 of HDDs, and their “archive” is a RAID 60 of HDDs… let them be the judge of that. Don’t force their hand into using object storage.
For all anyone knows, what the backup/storage admin want as “archive” storage might be their old NAS refurbished/reconfigured because long term storage is a “nice to have” and they just want to take advantage of equipment they would have otherwise thrown out. Whatever the case may be… it would be nice to select ANY storage type for any of the tiers. Leave the admin up to deciding what is appropriate for their particular use case.
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