So I have used Veeam for many years at prior employers, now I am looking to integrate VBR into a new environment. There are 2 businesses that share a common internet connection but not servers. Both server rooms are on the same physical campus, same physical links, separated with VLANS. My idea is I have CompA buy a physical box and I use that as VBR with internal storage. CompB buys the same box with internal storage and has its own VBR. This way CompA backs up all its data to its server and same with CompB. Now because the servers will be on opposite sides of the campus, I will set a backup copy job to send CompA backups to copy at CompB server and back the other way. So now I have 2 sets of onsite backups. Next step is where I need the help. CompA has the tape drive attached to it for offsite rotation.
1) Can CompB send a backup copy job to a tape drive connected to CompA server?
2) If CompA crashes, can I use CompB VBR to restore CompA servers (keeping in mind there will be a copy of CompA backups on the CompB VBR server)?
3) Also can I setup each VBR server as the off host proxy to remove the load from the Hyper-V hosts (CompA = 2008 R2 and CompB = 2012)
Thanks for any help!