Have now been testing VEB on a couple of remote sites backing up over WAN links (20 Mbit/s) to our existing Veeam Backup and Replication repository in our datacenter. File level backup mode is used. It works but takes forever even if there are only small or none incremental changes of backup data.
I use network throttling and limit it to 18 Mbit/s during night time and 5 Mbit/s during day/workhours and it works ok when transferring backup data. Then VEB starts with some kind of file scanning/inventory of backup files on the repository which saturate the links completely and takes forever since it seems to scan through all backup data files.
Example of backup with no new or changed data :
Found this thread http://forums.veeam.com/post152272.html?hilit=calculate%20digest#p152272
which describes the same issue as Problem 1 and the solution seems to be to create a local Repository which I think is a bad workaround. If we were to use a local repository we would first need to invest in new backup storage on every site and then create backup copy jobs which has the disadvantage of losing all security groups on backup files if used with VEB backups if I understood it correctly.
Would really like to use only one backup solution for both virtual and physical but in this type of scenario VEB does not meet my expectations or is there a solution to this except from creating local repositories?