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QoreStor 6.1.0 - Interoperability Guide


This guide provides information about hardware and software requirements for Quest® QoreStor installation, as well as additional third-party software applications supported for use with QoreStor.

Other information you may need

The following table lists the documentation available for QoreStor. The documents listed in this table are available on the Quest support website by selecting your specific QoreStor version at:

Table 1: QoreStor documentation
Document Description
QoreStor Installation Guide Provides information on installation and operation requirements, supported platforms as well as procedures for installing QoreStor.
QoreStor User Guide Provides information on configuring and using QoreStor.
QoreStor Release Notes Provides the latest information about new features and known issues with a specific product release.
QoreStor Command Line Reference Guide Provides information about managing QoreStor data backup and replication operations using the QoreStor command line interface (CLI).
QoreStor Interoperability Guide Provides information on supported infrastructure components.
QoreStor Virtual Machine Deployment Guide Provides information on deploying the QoreStor virtual machine on VMware ESX or Microsoft Hyper-V.
Additional whitepapers Instructions and best practices for configuring additional Quest and third-party applications to work with QoreStor.

NOTE: Check for the latest documentation updates and release notes at Read the release notes first because they contain the most recently documented information about known issues with a specific product release.

Information on compatible products

QoreStor offers direct integration with Quest Software's NetVault® Backup and vRanger®, as well as Veritas NetBackup and Backup Exec. For more information on those products refer to the documents below.

Table 2: Quest NetVault Backup documentation
Document Description
NetVault Backup Installation Guide Provides information about installing and upgrading the NetVault Backup server and client software.
NetVault Backup Administration Guide Decribes how to configure and use NetVault Backup to protect your data. This document also provides information on configuring QoreStor repositories and migrating NetVault SmartDisk data to the new QoreStor repository.
NetVault Backup Release Notes Provides the latest information about new features and known issues with a specific product release.

NOTE: See the complete NetVault Backup documentation at


Table 3: Quest vRanger documentation
Document Description
vRanger Installation/Upgrade Guide This document provides information on supported platforms, system requirements, and instructions on installing and upgrading vRanger.
vRanger User Guide This document provides information and procedures on configuring and using vRanger to protect virtual and physical environments.
vRanger Release Notes This document details the issues resolved in this release, the known issues as of this release, and the third party components in vRanger.


NOTE: See the complete vRanger documentation at



Table 4: Veritas documentation
Document Description
Veritas NetBackup

For information on Veritas NetBackup, refer to the NetBackup product documentation.

Veritas Backup Exec

For information on Veritas Backup Exec, refer to the Backup Exec product documentation.

Installation Requirements

The information in this section describes the minimum hardware and software requirements for QoreStor installation.

QoreStor installation modes

QoreStor can be installed in one of four installation modes, each with different hardware requirements and expected performance levels.

  • Large - This is the mode of installation that will yield the highest capacity and performance. Large mode supports a back-end capacity of up to 360 TB. It also requires that the data and metadata volumes are on separate RAID sets.
  • Standard - This is the mode of installation that will suit most environments as it supports a back end capacity of up to 150TB.
  • Cloud Optimized - This is a smaller footprint installation designed to maximize cost-effectiveness for operation in cloud environments. The data dictionary size is reduced to reflect the lower backend capacity limit of 43TB.
  • Demo - Demo mode is the least hardware-intensive option used for initial evaluation or lightweight testing. Demo mode can easily be installed on a virtual machine running on most workstations. Demo mode is not suitable for any production application and does not allow any license expansion. Demo mode supports a back end capacity of up to 100GB.

NOTE: For information on available virtual machine configurations, refer to the topic "QoreStor VM Specifications" in Chapter 5.

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