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Placement of Hyper-V Offhost Backup Proxy

Post by BlueMan » Feb 03, 2014 3:07 pm

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Veeam backup server on it's own dedicated server
QNAP TS-870U-RP NAS will be used as backup repository
2 node Hyper-V cluster with CSV on SAS SAN
2 x HP Proliant DL360 Gen8 Servers
1 x HP P2000 G3 SAS dual controller SAN

What I would like to know is where would be best to place the Hyper-V Offhost Backup Proxy.

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Re: Placement of Hyper-V Offhost Backup Proxy

Post by foggy » Feb 03, 2014 3:12 pm

Hyper-V offhost backup proxy should be installed on a host that is not a part of a cluster and should have the same OS version as the Hyper-V host itself.

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Re: Placement of Hyper-V Offhost Backup Proxy

Post by BlueMan » Feb 03, 2014 3:16 pm

So would you recommend installing it on a separate dedicated server? Does this server then need direct access to the SAN?

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Re: Placement of Hyper-V Offhost Backup Proxy

Post by foggy » Feb 03, 2014 3:21 pm

Not only I recommend, this is actually required. Yes, offhost backup proxy must be connected to the shared storage.

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Re: Placement of Hyper-V Offhost Backup Proxy

Post by BlueMan » Feb 03, 2014 3:57 pm

The HP P2000 G3 SAS SAN only has 4 SAS ports and these are all being used by the 2 HP DL360's. How would I connect the dedicated Offhost Backup Proxy server to the SAN?

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Re: Placement of Hyper-V Offhost Backup Proxy

Post by Vitaliy S. » Feb 03, 2014 8:21 pm

If there is no technical capability of configuring offhost backup proxy (should be connected in the same way you connect production hosts), then I guess you can use on-host proxy with hardware VSS provider.

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Re: Placement of Hyper-V Offhost Backup Proxy

Post by BlueMan » Feb 10, 2014 11:50 am

I think you can have up to 8 SAS ports on the HP P2000's, but that means sending extra ££. I will take a look at the on-host proxy with hardware VSS provider option.

Thanks.

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