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Question Proxy Servers

Post by HFX902 » Sep 08, 2016 3:42 pm

Hi All,

We are currently running veeam 9.0 B&R, our current backup proxy is sitting on the veeam server , so local to the machine.

Im currently setting up a new vm server 2012 to become our new proxy server. 8GB ram

My question for the community. is there a limit to how many proxy servers I can point to veeam? Is more better?

Will the local proxy still share the load?

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Re: Question Proxy Servers

Post by foggy » Sep 08, 2016 3:45 pm

The number of proxy servers is not limited, you can have as many proxies as you need to cope with the backup load you're assigning to them. All existing proxies share the load, depending on the transport mode settings and proxy selection algorithm specified in the job settings (automatic, by default).

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Re: Question Proxy Servers

Post by dellock6 » Sep 08, 2016 7:03 pm

I just want to add that more may not be better. There are limits in different parts of the environment that you may hit if you overprovision the proxies, for example the production environment may be to stressed by the excess of reads, or the backup repositories because of the amount of writes.
My small suggestion is to start small and grow afterwards, by looking at the performance of the backups, the overall time, and the load on the different components.

Also, you may want to read more design information in our Best Practice guide, you can read it online at

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[MERGED] Maximum Backup proxies

Post by Lalegre » Sep 13, 2016 8:22 pm


I have a single doubt, how much backup proxies can be configured per veeam server?

Thanks you

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Re: Maximum Backup proxies

Post by veremin » Sep 14, 2016 9:45 am

The product itself does not have any limitation for this matter - just don't forget that each proxy server should meet system requirements. By the way, how many proxy server are you willing to deploy? Thanks.

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