Can someone clarify on creating a replica based on a backup copy repository ?
step 1) Daily we create a backup of a virtual machine on site A and copy it to site B. On site B there is a repository (XYZ) containing the backup copy. We use WAN accelerators between the sites.
step 2) After the backup and backup copy we initiate a replication of the virtual machine on site A to site B. Within the virtual machine selection we select repository XYZ as the repository that the replication job should be obtaining VM data from. Within the job settings we us a local repository on site A for meta data.
When we monitor bandwidth for step 2 (the replication of the vm), we see a lot of bandwith being used between site A and B. In detail there is a lot of inbound bandwidth on site A.
In this scenario, should we select the meta data repository on site A or site B. Best practices is to select A, but thinking it over the replica is build up based on the backup copy on site B. Is this a possible reason for the large amount of inbound bandwidth we see ?