I'm in a smaller environment, and we have a Dell R720 as a Veeam server. We have direct attached storage through a PERC H730 RAID controller and this houses our main backup repository.
We wanted to use this Dell Veeam server as an off-host backup proxy to take some load off of our hypervisors. We've created an off-host proxy that is configured as "This server" and we have the hyper-v role on this server. I'm a little confused about the pre-requisites to get this working... The following is from veeam documentation...
"▪The role of an off-host backup proxy can be assigned only to a physical Microsoft Windows 2008 Server R2 machine with the Hyper-V role enabled, Windows Server 2012 machine with the Hyper-V role enabled or Windows Server 2012 R2 machine with the Hyper-V role enabled.
▪The off-host backup proxy must have access to the shared storage where VMs to be backed up, replicated or copied are hosted.
▪To create and manage volume shadow copies on the shared storage, you must install a VSS hardware provider that supports transportable shadow copies on the off-host proxy and the Hyper-V host. The VSS hardware provider is usually distributed as a part of client components supplied by the storage vendor."
We're running the same version of Windows Server, and the off-host backup (the veeam server) obviously has access to the storage where the VMs are being backed up. I'm confused about this last requirement... What do I need to do to get this working?
I get the following message when I try to force it to use the off-host proxy I've created:
"Unable to allocate processing resources. Error: There is no hardware provider for off-host backup detected. Snapshot failover is disabled."
Any help or insights would be greatly appreciated... I'm a tad confused about all this..