I have two physical servers running Veeam, let's call them Veeam-01 and Veeam-02. Both have 16+ cores and 32GB RAM. Veeam-02 has extra storage attached, but is primary a proxy because it has an SAS tape drive connected. Veeam-01 has been a bit slower lately, and has an OS issue or two that may be easier to fix with a rebuild. I've also been having a problem with Linux repositories that I may try resolving by upgrading to 9.5, but again may as well refresh it all.
What I'm wondering is what would be easiest to do. One, I could backup the OS on Veeam-01 with VEB, then rebuild it, restore Veeam, and let it connect to the proxy again. Two, I could install the entire Veeam suite on Veeam-02, restore the configuration there, then wipe Veeam-01 and let it become the proxy. It seems to me that is the simpler way, but I wasn't sure about installing Veeam on it as-is. Would I need to remove the existing components from it first? In either case, should I reinstall the current version, restore the configuration, and then upgrade, or just install 9.5 from the start?