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Hot-Add mode with physical VBR Server

Post by BlueComp » Feb 04, 2016 12:38 pm

I'm having trouble getting hot-add to work. KB 1054 (Hot Add Requirements) includes the following requirement: VMware Tools must be installed and up-to-date on the Veeam server and any Veeam proxies. I am using a physical Veeam server at the moment,so no Vmware tools, is hot-add supported?

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Re: Hot-Add mode with physical VBR Server

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Re: Hot-Add mode with physical VBR Server

Post by BlueComp » Feb 04, 2016 12:59 pm

I am using additional proxies which are VMs. Is hot-add supported then?

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Re: Hot-Add mode with physical VBR Server

Post by foggy » Feb 04, 2016 1:05 pm

Provided all other requirements are met, virtual proxies should be able to use hotadd.

Ah, now I see your initial concern. The article mentions that Veeam B&R itself should also have VMware Tools installed. But this is only the case if you're going to use it as a hotadd proxy server as well (by default, Veeam B&R is also assigned a proxy role). If your backup server is physical, you can use other virtual proxies for hotadd just fine.

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Re: Hot-Add mode with physical VBR Server

Post by BlueComp » Feb 04, 2016 2:14 pm

Thank Foggy, that's exactly what I was referring to.

Just one last question, if I test as per https://www.veeam.com/kb1184 and this works OK, I should be able to use hot-add with that VM and proxy? And if it is still falling back to NBD then I should open a case to investigate?

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Re: Hot-Add mode with physical VBR Server

Post by foggy » Feb 04, 2016 2:21 pm

Yes, it does worth opening a case.

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Re: Hot-Add mode with physical VBR Server

Post by BlueComp » Feb 04, 2016 2:52 pm

That's great, thanks for the prompt response.

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