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Veeam 6.1. Configuration of backup items for performance.

Post by robc.yk » Aug 21, 2012 8:13 pm

Good Day folks,

We currently have four proxy servers and one management server.
Three of these proxy's have LUNS presented as a D: drive that will hold the backup files.
Sometimes a job will pick a different server then where the files are to be stored. For example when the jobs are set to automatic and they select server 01 as thier backup server, but the job is set to put its files onto server 02's LUN (D:\) is that copy or move handled over the network or still fibre?
Should we select to limit the server selection to be only where the files are to be stored for a perticular job?

Currently the D: drive for each server is only presented to that server. Each server can see the VMware LUN's though.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Veeam 6.1. Configuration of backup items for performance

Post by dellock6 » Aug 21, 2012 10:34 pm 1 person likes this post

If every veeam server has a dedicated local storage, you are better off choosing manually the repository for every job, and assign it to the same server acting as proxy. One cons of this design is that every job is linked to a single veeam server with no possibility to be balanced around, but in your case the balance can lead to eccessive network traffic as you found out.

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Re: Veeam 6.1. Configuration of backup items for performance

Post by robc.yk » Aug 23, 2012 3:57 pm

Thanks for the informaiton Luca,

I will re-arrange things so that the sever running the backup also hosts the backup files. Hopefully this will help with performance and the backup windows.

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