"Backup copy jobs processing Veeam Endpoint backups have one limitation: you cannot use backup mapping for Veeam Endpoint backups. As a result, if you have a full Veeam Endpoint backup on the target repository, you will not be able to use this backup as a "seed" for the backup copy job. The backup copy job will always copy the whole Veeam Endpoint backup chain to the target repository "
Which I understood to mean you couldn't seed a target repository but that once BCJ had copied the VEB full across it would subsequently only effectively send incremental's (not always try and copy the whole chain across every time) ?
BCJ would appear to be a much better fit architecturally and by assumption performance wise, hence why seeking confirmation that using VEB backup as the source for a BCJ it will always only transfer changed blocks across the WAN to the remote repository (i.e. inherently minimise the WAN traffic involved) - it being the remote repository that effectively handles the backup set at that end for say its merge / transform functions ?
For completeness (and to give others all the info in one forum hit) - what would be the minimum Veeam components required for a remote repository and what would the license implications be ? (where the remote repository's only role is to act as the destination for BCJ from the existing licensed on prem VBR)
At the remote location, installing a 'backup repository server' (on a windows host) will install the backup repository and the data mover components and that is everything required for BCJ between a full VBR set up at the main site and the remote site ? (excluding optional WAN accel)
If the main site goes away, will the VEB instance on the remote site host be able to see the remote site backup repository to let it use the VEB backup to restore from (i.e. in such a scenario VEB will be able to see the backup repository with only the above components installed) ?
Wasn't sure if any other Veeam infrastructure components might be needed in this scenario and if it was just a case of installing a 'backup repository server' does that attract any additional lic cost (or as we are just using BCJ function, that is included in the main site VBR lic) ?
So, in case of disaster you will only need to restore one particular volume, not a machine as a whole (bare-metal recovery)?
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