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I have a linux machine driving non-Veeam backups and spooling to a connected tape drive. This linux machine is just a member on the corporate LAN.
For best performance and lowest impact to running VM's, where and how should I position the Veeam Backup Console and the Backup Target? I'm leaning towards keeping my linux machine with the tape attached to it as the target. I'll just add a scad of disk to hold the images and then spool them to tape periodically.
So ... should the Veeam Backup Console be a standalone machine with a leg in the iSCSI network. a leg in the corporate network (to talk to vCenter and the VM's), and (perhaps) a leg in an isolated network with the linux machine?
Or ... should I run the Veeam Backup Console in it's own VM? It would have access to the iSCSI network then, but the linux machine would be a bottleneck. This is kind of what I have setup now.
Please give me your advice. I am open to any configuration (VM or standalone), but I do need to have the backup target on a standalone machine with a tape drive and lots of disk.
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In any case, no problems with your backup target, as Veeam Backup support Linux targets natively.