We are presently configuring a couple of Zmanda servers that will back up to a Falconstor sa318. So in theory, we will create a virtual library, assign it some drives and configure our Zmanda servers to use them.

My question is, since these "drives" are actually in reality disks, wouldn't staging the backups be useless and just an extra steps in eventually dumping the data to the holding disks? Could i just, skip the staging area for my backups? Any downfalls?