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PowerVault DL Backup to Disk Appliance





PowerVault DL Backup to Disk Appliance – Powered by CommVault, Video


Operating System

  • Factory Installed OS

    Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2, Standard Edition, x64 or Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2, Enterprise Edition, x64


  • Available with 12GB, 24GB, 32GB or 48GB


  • Value Series: 1 X Intel® Xeon® E5620, 2.4Ghz, 12MB Cache
    Performance Optimized: 2 X Intel® Xeon® E5620 , 2.4Ghz, 12MB Cache


    Emulex HBAs
    QLogic HBAs

    Tape Options:
    PowerVault TL2000 and TL4000 Tape Libraries
    PowerVault ML6000 Tape Libraries

    PowerVault 124T Autoloader


  • Energy Smart- Two hot plug high efficient 750W PSUs
  • Maximum Usable Capacity with the DL Appliance only
    Up to 27TB of usable space (using 3TB hard drives)

    Maximum Usable Capacity with the optional MD1200s
    Up to 464TB of usable space (using 3TB hard drives)

    Optional Expansion with SAN:
    Support for MD3000i, AX4-5 Fibre Channel Arrays or EQL PS Series Arrays


  • Internal
    2 X 500GB* , Near Line SAS Drives in Hardware RAID 1 Configuration for the Operating System and Application
    6 or 12 of 500GB* , or 2TB* or 3TB* , Near Line Drives in Hardware RAID 5 or RAID 6 Configuration for the data


  • 2U rack mountable chassis
    3.42 H x 17.53 W x 26.17 D (in) with bezel attached
    86.7 H x 445.2 W x 664.6 D (mm) with bezel attached


    Hot-plug hard drives
    Hot-plug redundant power
    Hot-plug redundant cooling
    ECC memory
    Spare Row
    Single Device Data Correction (SDDC)
    Tool-less chassis
    Cluster support

    Rack Support

    Sliding ReadyRails™ for 4-post Racks:
    ReadyRails™ sliding rails for 4-post racks with support for optional cable management arm, or ReadyRails™ static rails for 4-post and 2-post racks

    Static ReadyRails™ for 4-post & 2-post Racks:
    Support tool-less installation in 19” EIA-310-E compliant square or unthreaded round hole 4-post racks including all Dell 42xx & 24xx racks
    Support tooled installation in 19” EIA-310-E compliant threaded hole 4-post and 2-post racks
    Rail depth: 608 mm
    Square-hole rack adjustment range: 588-828 mm
    Round-hole rack adjustment range: 574-821 mm
    Threaded-hole rack adjustment range: 592-846 mm


  • The DL2200 Backup to Disk Appliance - Powered by CommVault® comes bundled as two suites:
    Standard Edition: Includes CommServe Master Server, MediaAgent, and 5-File System Agents
    Advanced Deduplication Edition: Includes CommServe Master Server, MediaAgent, 5-File System Agents, and File and E-mail Deduplication

    Additional available licenses:
    File System or Active Directory Agent: Protects the file system and system state for servers and delivers granular protection for Active Directory.
    Virtual Machine Agent: Protects the file system state for Virtual Servers (VMware and Microsoft Virtual Server)
    Continuous Data Replication: Provides byte-level, asynchronous host replication (one agent needed per server replicating to the PowerVault DL2200 Appliance)
    File Archiver: Removes infrequently accessed Windows, Linux, or Netware files to reduce primary storage space. Stubs are left behind that recall files when needed.
    Email Archiver: Removes infrequently accessed email messages (including attachments) to reduce primary storage space. Stubs are left behind that recall emails or attachments when needed.


  • Graphics: Matrox G200


  • Fibre Channel HBAs

    Emulex LPE 11002 Dual Channel 4Gb, Optical, Host Bus Adapter, PCIe
    Emulex LPE 1150, 4Gb, Optical, Host Bus Adapter, PCIe
    Emulex LPE 12000 Single Channel 8Gb, Optical, Host Bus Adapter, PCIe
    Emulex LPE 12002 Dual Channel 8Gb, Optical, Host Bus Adapter, PCIe
    Qlogic QLE220 FC4 HBA,
    Qlogic 2460 4GB Optical Fiber Channel HBA, PCI-E Card
    Qlogic 2462 Dual Channel 4GB Optical Fiber Channel HBA PCI-E Card
    Qlogic 2560 Single Channel 8Gb Optical Fiber Channel HBA PCIe
    Qlogic 2562 Dual Channel 8Gb Optical Fiber Channel HBA PCIe


  • Optional Expansion with MD1200

    1XH800 for connecting up to 8 MD1200 Enclosures (i.e. a total of 96 Drives). One additional H800 card available for purchase – to connect 8 additional MD1200 enclosures (for a total of 192 Drives)


PowerVault DL2200 Backup to Disk Appliance - Powered by CommVault Protect your data

Protect your data

Help simplify the backup process while helping to lower your total cost of ownership with the Dell PowerVault DL Appliance powered by CommVault integrated hardware, software and services solution. Shipped with factory-installed CommVault Simpana® software and a wizard-driven setup and management utility, the PowerVault DL Appliance enables you to set up and configure your storage space for immediate use, or even add more disks, in just a few mouse clicks.

Integrated tape support

The PowerVault DL Appliance is available with the Dell PowerVault TL2000, TL4000, or ML6000 tape library integrated into the full solution. Take advantage of backup-to-disk for quick availability, then transfer to tape from the same management console for offsite disaster protection.
PowerVault DL2200 Backup to Disk Appliance - Powered by CommVault Built-in data deduplication reduces storage by up to 95%

Built-in data deduplication reduces storage by up to 95%*

The Dell PowerVault DL Backup to Disk Appliance powered by CommVault with Simpana® 9 delivers end-to-end integrated source and target deduplication. This can save you bandwidth and with deduplication throughput rates that can reach 4.5TB per hour, you can significantly reduce your backup windows.*

Even in this era of massive data growth, the PowerVault DL Appliance powered by CommVault helps you optimize your storage capacity by limiting duplicate storage blocks. Source-side deduplication also helps eliminate redundant backup data.

Starting at the client, deduplication is designed to extend from the enterprise to the client, then on to the disk and the tape through a single solution. The new global deduplication capability can leverage a common deduplication database with multiple data-management policies, each with its own retention settings.

Fast, reliable backups

Disk-based backup with the PowerVault DL Appliance powered by CommVault is fast and reliable, enabling you to restore with confidence. Tape-based backups, on the other hand, can be complex and time-consuming, in addition to being prone to failure and often exceeding their backup windows.

Normally, recurrent full backups can take a toll on server I/O (input/output) and slow down user applications. The PowerVault DL Appliance powered by CommVault removes that performance burden by continually backing up smaller incremental changes from production servers and merging them with unchanged data to create a synthetic full backup copy. Commvault’s patented Smart Client technology reduces the incremental backup time by tracking all files that have changed.

When a storage policy copy is deduplicated, creating the primary (full) and secondary (aux) backups can be accelerated by identifying and transferring the data signatures (instead of the data itself) to the target wherever possible. This saves network operation and administration time when performing backup, recovery and disaster-recovery procedures.
PowerVault DL Backup to Disk Appliance – Powered by CommVault: Distributed branch-office protection

Distributed branch-office protection

Enable efficient replication of deduplicated backups by pairing two PowerVault DL Appliances powered by CommVault devices across geographically distributed sites. Managed from a central site, each remote appliance helps provide rapid data recovery at the branch office while an identical copy is produced at your disaster recovery site to protect your data for restores or tape backup.

Simplifying administration and data management

The PowerVault DL Appliance powered by CommVault has graphic dashboards that enhance visibility and ease backup management, showing you how much capacity is being used and providing warnings as you near defined thresholds. The new enhanced reporting feature highlights health checks, data protection, media management, billing charge-back, capacity planning and service-level agreement (SLA) performance.

Automated discovery can find new clients on the domain and significantly reduce the time it takes to bring on new servers or implement new modules or agents. This automation also enables quick-and-easy installation of update or upgrade packages to all identified systems within that domain.
PowerVault DL Backup to Disk Appliance: CommVault SnapProtect Enabler: end-to-end, snapshot-aware data protection

CommVault SnapProtect supports virtual environments

Code EqualLogic™ SAN snapshot management controls directly into the data protection agents with CommVault's patent-pending SnapProtect™ enabler. This enables you to create a point-in-time snapshot of the VM to use in various data-protection operations. SnapProtect works in conjunction with hardware snapshot engines and backs up hundreds of VMs running key business applications to meet your backup windows.

You can further reduce your administrative cycles by using predefined policies to automatically discover and protect VMs.

Reduce primary storage use with file and email archiving agents

Archiving server data helps control your data growth, resulting in smaller backups and faster recoveries. The PowerVault DL Appliance powered by CommVault includes file, email and SharePoint. Archiver software that moves infrequently accessed data from production servers and archives it for unified backup and data protection. End users and applications, however, retain normal access to the archived items at all times.

PowerVault DL Backup to Disk Appliance powered by CommVault is available in both a Standard Edition and an Advanced Deduplication Edition, each coming with five File System Agents and options for additional agents.

Service and Support

Having the right backup solution is key to protecting your critical information. So is having the right support. Dell™ ProSupport™ is a portfolio of globally consistent, customer-driven support services that provides businesses of all sizes with flexible, reliable and easier support solutions.

Dell ProSupport starts with the Dell ProSupport for IT service model designed for IT professionals like you. Dell ProSupport for IT provides:

  • 24x7 Direct access to Dell Expert Centers
  • Fast-track dispatch for Dell-certified technicians
  • Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers

Next, Dell ProSupport Options align to the way you use technology — rapidly responding to your needs, protecting your investment, productivity and sensitive data, and providing enhanced proactive support services to reduce the risk and complexity of managing your infrastructure.

Speed of response


Premium proactive

Mission Critical* — Perfect for server and storage environments where avoiding unplanned downtime and reducing recovery time through priority response are a must. The package includes priority 4-hour on-site*service or optional 2-hour response with 6-hour hardware repair, Dell’s proven Critical Situation process and emergency dispatch. Keep your hard drive* — Enables you to control your sensitive data by retaining your hard drive and helps you comply with current data privacy regulations to help mitigate risks associated with regulatory or civil liabilities. Enterprise-wide contract — Provides enhanced proactive capabilities through:

  • Designated Service Delivery Manager
  • Performance benchmarking and custom reporting
  • Planning and assessments


Proactive maintenance — Maximizes the availability and stability of your infrastructure proactively. The package includes a detailed system assessment and implementation of driver or firmware updates and upgrades for your server or storage systems.

Remote advisory options — Provides telephone and internet access to technical expertise for specialized applications and solutions such as Microsoft® Exchange, Virtualization and more.

Basic Hardware Warranty*

Basic support

Ideal for nonessential application environments. This service offers business-hour, phone-based support for hardware-only issues with Next Business Day On-Site Service following completion of phone-based troubleshooting.

Training Services

Dell Education Services

Decrease downtime, improve utilization and ensure business continuity with storage training from Dell Education Services. A self-paced online training course jump starts the Storage Administrator on managing the PowerVault MD Storage environment.

Additional service offerings

Comprehensive storage training and certification

Through comprehensive storage training courses, Dell provides expertise in implementing Dell storage into an existing IT infrastructure. If you are interested in validating or maintaining your skill set for company compliance, the Dell-certified Network Storage Networking Professional Certification path is available.

Backup and recovery

To sustain the continued operation of your storage solution, you should engineer availability, security and reliability into every process from the outset. Dell can provide backup and recovery solutions that help ensure adequate procedures are in place to minimize or avoid data loss.

Storage consolidation

Our storage experts analyze existing infrastructure, operational practices and technical readiness to develop a roadmap for conducting a storage consolidation. They will also develop a detailed consolidation deployment plan as well as a validated and refined solution design.
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