On Host Backups Using Same Host

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On Host Backups Using Same Host

Veeam Logoby JaxIsland7575 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:50 pm

Confusing title I know, but here is the issue. I spoke to Support about a different issue but asked, If virtual machine manager says the VM is on Host C why does Veeam use Host A as the on host proxy? The response was, Veeam uses whatever host has ownership of that guest vm. So my question is, if its not the host that the VM is on, how do I find this setting? Right now even though my VMs are spread across 3 clustered hosts, they are all using Host A for the backup proxy. I want to make sure that I don't clobber my Host A with all the backups.

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Re: On Host Backups Using Same Host

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:17 am

Ryan, the CSV owner node (not VM owner node) is always selected as an on-host proxy that performs backup. This is more optimal and allows to avoid excessive load on the cluster network. There should be a registry key that allows to change this behavior, however spreading the load between VM owners you might overload the cluster network.
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Re: On Host Backups Using Same Host

Veeam Logoby JaxIsland7575 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:17 pm

So I should leave it be, and just have them all run through Host A as the proxy? I just want to verify that I am getting the expected behavior. Is there a place to check the ownership?

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Re: On Host Backups Using Same Host

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:23 pm 1 person likes this post

Yes, the behavior is expected. You can look for the current owner in the Failover Cluster Manager, under Cluster Shared Volumes node.
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