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Proxy - which one?

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How can I tell which proxy a specific backup or replication job is using?
In the details of each job it tells you the percentage load of the Source > Proxy > Network > Target but how do I know which proxy it is refering too?

My proxy selection is currently set to Automatic so how do I know?

Thanks,

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Re: Proxy - which one?

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Hi,

If you click on the VM in the left pane, and scroll up.

You will see "Using source proxy <proxyname> [<method>]"

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Re: Proxy - which one?

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Yep, this information is available in real-time stats if you select the particular processed VM to the left.

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Re: Proxy - which one?

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Thanks for the replies - I cant belive I missed it, it was staring me in the face the whole time!!

So I checked and all my jobs are using the main Veeam server also as the default proxy. Can I assume I dont need a seperate proxy then? Currently I backup to the Veeam server's local repository and I replicate to a remote ESXi box. I have installed a proxy on the remote site but it doesnt seem to be using that proxy at all, so can I assume its not needed?

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It actually depends on the proxy load and your backup window expectations. If you are ok with the current backup performance - leave it as it is. If you need to optimize the time your backups take, then you might want to set up an additional proxy to be able to run some jobs concurrently.

As for the target proxy, you definitely need one on your remote host to get advantage of the hi-speed replication. You can check whether it is used or not in the same real stats window during replication.

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So I looked again and it is using the target proxy also. It shows both the source Proxy and the Target Proxy
Its Friday and beer is calling me so I cant think straight today, sorry. I should have seen this before.

One more question though: If my replication has the following stats:

Load: Source 18% > Proxy 52% > Network 92% > Target 99%

When they say:
Source: Is this the Source Server or Source Proxy?
Proxy: Is this the Source Proxy or Target Proxy?
Network: This this is self explanatory I suppose
Target: Is this the Target Server or Target Proxy?

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This is covered in the sticky FAQ topic.

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Thats it! I'm calling it a day and going to go have a beer :-) I read the FAQ but only looked under the Proxy section. If I had bothered to read to the end I would have got my answer.

Thanks anyway Foggy, have a good one! :)

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Has anyone written any cool scripts that summarise proxy usage as yet? :)

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I've written what I have nicknamed as the shredder :D its a bit beefy but should get what you want

Get-vPCProxyInfo

Usage:

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PS C:\> $mySessions = Get-VBRBackupSessions
PS C:\> Get-vPCProxyInfo -Sessions $mySessions
Sample Output

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ProxyName         : Veeam02
RealName          : veeam02
Responce          : 0
Disabled          : False
WriteData         : 509.17
Status            : Alive
UsageCount        : 2366
ProxiesInSessions : 2774
ReadData          : 5767.31
Util              : 85
Obviously you'll want to tone down the sessions you send into it :), added a little compensation for the single proxy jobs but should be very accurate, and Data is in GB.


p.s The above stats are from my main proxy, as you can see it's utilisation was 85% since this v6 Server had been installed but the biggest eye opener was the read write stats 5767.31GB of changes and only 509.17 GB needing to be written( and no the rest didn't go to my other proxy :)) Sheer awesomeness from Veeam :D

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evander wrote:So I looked again and it is using the target proxy also. It shows both the source Proxy and the Target Proxy
Its Friday and beer is calling me so I cant think straight today, sorry. I should have seen this before.

One more question though: If my replication has the following stats:

Load: Source 18% > Proxy 52% > Network 92% > Target 99%

When they say:
Source: Is this the Source Server or Source Proxy?
Proxy: Is this the Source Proxy or Target Proxy?
Network: This this is self explanatory I suppose
Target: Is this the Target Server or Target Proxy?

Can anyone help me find more info on the above - what the "load" values in a jobs details window actually mean?
Apparently this info can be found in what are called 'sticky faqs' but for the life of me i cannot find where that is. I have tried searching and found other references to sticky faqs but im finding nothing and dont know if im looking in the right area.
The info could be right in front of me and super obvious to anyone who spends a lot of time here but i am new to veeam and trialling it for our firm and am not up with the lingo of this forum yet.
If you can point out where i can find more about what these load values actually refer to i would appreciate that - pls dont flame me too much if you cant resist :)
Thank guys

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The FAQ topic is stickied to the top of this very forum, and is even highlighted with red font. :wink:
Just below the New Topic button, direct link is READ THIS FIRST : Frequently Asked Questions

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