Tape drive, Veeam server & Proxy topology

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Tape drive, Veeam server & Proxy topology

Veeam Logoby DeanGTS » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:50 pm

I have not created a support ticket I just wanted opinions or instruction what to change on my setup to achieve the best results from Veeam products.

We currently backup the Production site to iSCSI NAS, then use B-Exec to pull the VBK's to the DR site/tape but, planning to move the Veeam server offsite to the DR site with tape drive and remove Symantecs solution from our environment all together, is the following setup suitable? Would moving the other proxy vBackup-02 system to the production site improve performance as the Physical Veeam Server is providing the proxy role at the DR site?

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Re: Tape drive, Veeam server & Proxy topology

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:00 pm 1 person likes this post

DeanGTS wrote:is the following setup suitable? Would moving the other proxy vBackup-02 system to the production site improve performance as the Physical Veeam Server is providing the proxy role at the DR site?

Yes, the setup looks good. You'd better keep the virtual proxy on the DR host for faster replication and restores using hotadd.

Also, how are you going to send backups to DR site for further offload to tapes?
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Re: Tape drive, Veeam server & Proxy topology

Veeam Logoby DeanGTS » Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:06 pm

Thanks foggy.

Was hoping that a Veeam Tape job would manage that with the proxies, it is over a private link if that's what you mean..
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Re: Tape drive, Veeam server & Proxy topology

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:36 pm

Correct, though not the proxies, but data mover agents installed on repository and backup management server.
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Re: Tape drive, Veeam server & Proxy topology

Veeam Logoby DeanGTS » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:22 pm

Would NAS storage have the data moving agent installed as it's just presented as a LUN to Veeam server currently.
Would you suggest keeping the virtual Veeam server at the datacentre for this purpose & will this be leveraged with jobs created on the physical Veeam server.
Thanks in advance for all your time :)
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Re: Tape drive, Veeam server & Proxy topology

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:08 am 1 person likes this post

DeanGTS wrote:Would NAS storage have the data moving agent installed as it's just presented as a LUN to Veeam server currently.

No, you'd better present it to some Windows or Linux server in the production site or specify a proxying server that resides there.
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Re: Tape drive, Veeam server & Proxy topology

Veeam Logoby DeanGTS » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:32 am

Great news, it is presented to the vm vBackup-01 which is currently our Veeam server. Decided on ditching the other solution we have in place for tape for a simpler all in one solution as it was overly complicated to manage and monitor each solution, so just wanted to confirm it was possible with the currently available resources.
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Re: Tape drive, Veeam server & Proxy topology

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:47 am

Ah, ok, I thought you were referring to the Veeam Server (Physical). Feel free to ask for any additional clarification, if required.
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