At my DR site I use HP MSA disk devices for CommVault backup storage and they are currently over 86% full. I have asked my manager to add the cost of another MSA to the budget and she’s asking for growth rates to ensure that one MSA will be sufficient. I’m searching for that information and am not able to find it even though (I would have thought) that this is a pretty basic information. I did find the “Disk Library Growth Trend” report but don’t trust its numbers as the used space and free space increase at the same time despite the fact that the total storage has remained constant. I’m not sure where it’s getting its information but, well, it just doesn’t make sense. Screen capture below.
So my question is: How can I find a storage growth rate to use for media agent capacity planning?
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