Feature Request: WAN Accelerator support

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Feature Request: WAN Accelerator support

Veeam Logoby k00laid » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:54 pm

Since we can now use the Backup Repository as a destination for EPB jobs, can the other backup infrastructure components get in on the act too? It would be great if you could have some kind of detection capability built into EPB that would allow it to see if the destination B&R server has a WAN Accelerator in the same subnet as the endpoint to be backed up and if so ship the backups through it.
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Re: Feature Request: WAN Accelerator support

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:44 pm

Hello Jim,

In the existing version you can use WAN accelerator in conjunction with backup copy job with endpoint backups :wink:
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Re: Feature Request: WAN Accelerator support

Veeam Logoby k00laid » Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:28 am

But that requires me to have a local backup source from which to copy from, correct? In my scenario I don't have any place local with enough storage to host backups, they are all flowing over the WAN.
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Re: Feature Request: WAN Accelerator support

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:41 am

Jim,

That's correct. So if I understand it correctly, you want to use some sort of source WAN accelerator on the endpoint sending it to a target one on your B&R server located across the WAN. I'm not saying we are going to build this (as I always do ;-)) but are you willing to give up some GB of space on your endpoint to act as the cache for that?

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Re: Feature Request: WAN Accelerator support

Veeam Logoby patrickbeau » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:24 am

Hi,

I'm also interrested with this kind of feature which is the only good thing in Acronis Backup.
The software send hashes to the server which check if there are already in the deduplication database. After, it send all blocks that aren't positive to deduplication.

Personnaly, I give you 2 to 4Gb of space for that, with no problem if bandwidth is really saved.
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Re: Feature Request: WAN Accelerator support

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:18 pm

Patrick,
Predicting the second feature request in conjunction with endpoint WAN acceleration – deduplication across multiple endpoint jobs :D
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Re: Feature Request: WAN Accelerator support

Veeam Logoby k00laid » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:33 pm

Mike,
Sorry for the slow response, I forgot about it until I saw the Forum Digest last night. I would be happy to give up some GB, 100 GB or so, to enable this. Our use case is for very small remote offices, 3 users or less, but each office has its own physical server for AD, file and print, etc. I can setup the server to act as the proxy for the workstations and (hopefully) itself. That would be a question though, in that scenario can a Proxy/Accelerator can it process itself?
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Re: Feature Request: WAN Accelerator support

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:54 pm

Jim,

No idea at this moment since we don't support WAN acceleration with VEB :-). But it might be certainly something that we can debate on internally.

I do understand pretty much what you want to achieve. What I wonder now is if you can use VEB on the AD, file and print server... and use maybe a share on the file and print server as a target. Then deploy the WAN accelerator & repository role on one of those machines (file and print server again?) and use it in your backup copy job to the main office. I can't say I am completely sure, but I think it should work.

Dima? Does this sound like a potential solution?

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Re: Feature Request: WAN Accelerator support

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:00 pm

Yes, it might be.
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