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Proxy & Wan Accelerators & placement thereof

Post by deesloop » Mar 04, 2015 2:26 pm

I have a server room running 15 vms on 3 hosts
I have a DR site (a smaller building 50 yards away) with 100Mb link
The DR office has esx hosts running 3 older VMS
I want to use the SAN in the DR site to replicate my VMS to and to work
as a backup store so I can offload he esiting backup software which is based o na physical environment

I have installed Veeam 8 in the server room and ran a test replication of 60Gb.
Took 1 hour 20 mins.

I am wondering if this would benefit from a proxy or wan accelerator.

I'm also wondering should I have installed Veeam in the DR site and ran the backups from there?
Yes restores from a backup may indeed be slower, but the DR site has fewer folk which means less likelihood of an issue

I guess what I'm after is advice on where to put the server, and (if needed) the proxy?

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Re: Proxy & Wan Accelerators & placement thereof

Post by deesloop » Mar 04, 2015 2:47 pm

Can I just update this by saying that I read the best way is to have Veeam in the DR site
and a proxy in the server room site.

What I then wondered is, is aproxy better than a WAN accelerator.
I've a spare windows license I could use for either...

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Re: Proxy & Wan Accelerators & placement thereof

Post by deesloop » Mar 04, 2015 3:34 pm

I've moved the Veeam server to the DR site
And put a Proxy in the server room

I'm wondering whether I'd benefit from either server being a wan accelerator
Certainly seems that I can make them both wan accelerators but will that benefit me.

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Re: Proxy & Wan Accelerators & placement thereof

Post by veremin » Mar 05, 2015 10:02 am

Taking the speed of your link into account, I don't think that you're likely to benefit from using WAN Accelerators.

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Re: Proxy & Wan Accelerators & placement thereof

Post by deesloop » Mar 09, 2015 2:20 pm

Thanks.
I installed them anyway but saw no benefit
I guess I can discontinue their use o nthese "fast" links.

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Re: Proxy & Wan Accelerators & placement thereof

Post by Gostev » Mar 09, 2015 10:09 pm

You should definitely be seeing significant benefit on 100Mb link. I recommend you open a support case so that they can check you have it deployed correctly. They will also be able to show your the exact traffic reduction benefits with the debug log statistics (usually, they are at least 10x for incremental runs).

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