I have some questions regarding the DD Bost integration. First the easy one : which Veeam edition is required to be able to use DD Bost? Will the Standard be enough?
The second question is about DD gateway server role. Will each proxy act as GW server if I chose not to specify a GW server?
And the final question is about the DD gateway placement. I read in the manual on page 330
This is a bit confusing. I can't understand why the GW server should be located close to the storage appliance. If I have understood how DD Bost works, the GW server should send already deduplicated and compressed data to the DD Appliance. On the other side, data from the proxy to the GW Appliance is not already deduplicated, so the bandwidth requirement for this kind of traffic should be higher than the DD Boost traffic. So why push this data over the WAN link instead of the DD Boost traffic? I'm missing something?If you perform backup over WAN or slow connections, choose The following server. From the list below, select a Microsoft Windows server on the target site to be used as a gateway server. The selected gateway server must have a direct access to the EMC Data Domain storage appliance and must be located as close to the storage appliance as possible.