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Re: Run time linux proxy server

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:26 pm

Good point re: pure Linux environments.
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[MERGED] [Feature Request] Proxy Server components for Linux

Veeam Logoby Fred_vBrain » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:29 pm 3 people like this post

Hi all,

I think this request is not new but I think we need to stress it again. I was recently at one of my TAM customers site and we discussed with the backup team proxy server placement for their cluster.
They are using cluster specific to OS versions, e.g. Linux Cluster for all their RHEL or Windows Cluster for all their Windows VMs. If we would place a proxy in the Linux cluster the customer needs to license all the hosts with windows just for 1-2 proxy VMs. This would be a really good use case for having the proxy components as Linux binaries or as preconfigured linux appliance.

Currently only speaking for proxy components but in the near future it should also be possible to have a VBR appliance. I can image because of the used framework, SDK whatever this could be the most challenging part.

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Re: Run time linux proxy server

Veeam Logoby nitramd » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:38 pm

+1 for Linux as a proxy

+! for VBR Linux appliance
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Re: Run time linux proxy server

Veeam Logoby Doc » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:05 pm

+2 for Linux as a proxy

+2 for VBR Linux appliance
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Re: Run time linux proxy server

Veeam Logoby adapterer » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:05 am

I am just thinking ahead but how will this work with the upcoming CDP/IO filter feature in V10? Is the proxy role still required when there are no VM snapshots?
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Re: Run time linux proxy server

Veeam Logoby dellock6 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:00 am

We can't share too many details yet but, even if the proxy is not needed anymore to read the freezed vmdk from a datastore, data still needs to be read at source and written at target, otherwise you would just need VAIO to do the replication without any other software ;) So, there will be still be a "proxy", with a slightly different role.
Also, VAIO framework has two allowed use cases for now, which are caching and replication, so you would still need the good old proxies for backups.
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Re: Run time linux proxy server

Veeam Logoby adapterer » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:34 am

Cool, maybe there exists an opportunity for a Linux VAIO proxy since really it's just grabbing changed data blocks from the IO filter and hurling them to target proxy :)
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Re: Run time linux proxy server

Veeam Logoby dellock6 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:14 am

If you look at VAIO architecture, or once you'll see our implementation, I'm pretty sure you will figure out that is not really "just" grabbing data. But I'm sure you already know it, and just trying to tell us that we should do the linux proxy because "it's easy" :D
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Re: Run time linux proxy server

Veeam Logoby adapterer » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:19 am

Armchair software architect here yes ;)
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[MERGED] Veeam components under Linux as an appliance?

Veeam Logoby ashleyw » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:59 am

Hi,

For a long time now we have been running Windows for our Veeam components to backup our farms.
Due to the ever increasing changes to the way Windows 2016 now has to be licensed to all cores of the underlying host (and increasing costs), is it possible to resurrect discussions about Veeam B&R allowing for the Veeam transport layer to be able to be deployed as a Linux based appliance.

We switched to the vcentre appliance model in Vpshere 6.5 at launch time and have never looked back - it has dramatically simplified management of our farm.
By the same token it would be great if the Veeam components could be deployed as Linux based appliances using PostgreSQL as the DB engine.

We are obviously aware that we currently need to run data centre licenses to license all OS's running on the physical tin (as we are running all Veeam layer virtualised).

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Re: Run time linux proxy server

Veeam Logoby john.brodhurst » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:45 am

Another "me too" for this FR. An OVA proxy would tick so many boxes for my clients. I can't believe this topic started in the 6.x era and still hasn't been resolved and it's nearly 10.x time!
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Re: Run time linux proxy server

Veeam Logoby SBarrett847 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:51 am

Just going to add my Voice here too - I've run into a situation recently where I have to have a remote backup proxy and a Linux Proxy would be ideal.
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[Feature request] Linux Proxy Server

Veeam Logoby Fred_vBrain » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:02 pm

Hi all,

I think this isn't a new request :) but I wanted to push this again because I can't assume that there are no more customer or people wanting to have this! :)

Currently I have a customer running several clusters because of licensing constraints. The only problem is that you would need at least one proxy per cluster to backup the machines with hot-add. NDB is not an option because of the performance. In that case the customer would need to license the whole cluster with Windows just for this single proxy server. This can be very costly when having a big cluster.

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