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Can we talk about tape support in v12?

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Hi,

I just watched Dmitry's presentation on the new features of v12 and tape.

Can we talk about it here yet?

I would like to know if I can run VEEAM as a vm and have a physical Linux box as the tape server, proxy and repository?
If so how much Ethernet traffic will be between the VEEAM vm and the Linux box?
Will the Linux box be able to hot add the VMware fiber channel LUNs to do CBT backups via SAN?
If I use NFS stores for VMware on a TrueNAS filer will the Linux proxy/repo be able to talk directory to the NFS or will it have to do hot add via VMware?

Thanks,
Joe

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Re: Can we talk about tape support in v12?

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Hello Joe,

Thank you for watching!
I would like to know if I can run VEEAM as a vm and have a physical Linux box as the tape server, proxy and repository?
Yes. However some jobs currently do not support Linux proxies (for example nas backup jobs will still need Windows proxy).
If so how much Ethernet traffic will be between the VEEAM vm and the Linux box?
It depends on the configuration. Generally if all the
Will the Linux box be able to hot add the VMware fiber channel LUNs to do CBT backups via SAN? If I use NFS stores for VMware on a TrueNAS filer will the Linux proxy/repo be able to talk directory to the NFS or will it have to do hot add via VMware?
Please take a look at current limitations for Linux backup proxies here: Requirements and Limitations for Linux Backup Proxy. Hope it helps!

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Re: Can we talk about tape support in v12?

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in the case of TrueNAS filer serving VMDK files to ESX via NFS it can be true the proxy would have direct access to those files. Will the physical proxy be able to tell the VEEAM server to make a snapshot? When I use a virtual VEEAM server and TrueNAS NFS it works right today.

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