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Pros and Cons for an "all-in-one" setup

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Howdy fellas,

what are the pros and cons putting all V B&R "roles" (manager, repo, tape) on one dedicated server to protect a Hyper-V setup.
vs. rpo and tape on hardware and the manager as VM

This server should not be a domain member, but standalone.

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Re: Pros and Cons for an "all-in-one" setup

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Hello,
It depends on the infrastructure size.
What's the size of your virtual infrastructure: how many VMs, hosts etc?
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Re: Pros and Cons for an "all-in-one" setup

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Hi,

Two Hyper-V Host CSV to a SAN
12 VMs (w/o veeam instances)
about 3,5 TB of storage to back up

SAN, HV-Hosts and Repo connected via 10G fiber

One Repo/Tape Hardware

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Re: Pros and Cons for an "all-in-one" setup

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For such small infrastructures, everything can be installed on one server.
I would still consider storing another copy of backups separately and once jobs take too much time, configure off-host proxy.
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Re: Pros and Cons for an "all-in-one" setup

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We do all-in-one with a fairly large environment (about 800 vms), we just have a second server in another location for backup copy jobs. However, the physical backup server has Hyper-V installed and we have a couple VMs on the local storage, to make management and maintenance easier. 1 VM for SQL, 1 VM for Veeam and 1 VM for the backup repository/off-host proxy.

We also replicate the Veeam VM itself to our DR site to make restoring in a full DR easier. We could just re-install with a configuration backup, but starting up a copy of the VM is simpler.

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Re: Pros and Cons for an "all-in-one" setup

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Thanx 2 all

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