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Veeam Backup&Replication installation on environment servers

Post by Hovi » Nov 01, 2017 9:26 am

Hello,

please help a little with B&R server deployment. Customer has a small environment on vSphere 6.5 and his environment is limited on Windows licences - we got 4 Win server licences only, the rest of machines are mostly Linux based VMs. Windows environment is newly bulit - based on retired SMB Server.

Could you please advice the "least evil" target server for B&R server:
- Exchange server (Win Server 2016, Exchange 2016 - on one server, about 600 GB, up to 50 users)
- SQL database (Win Server 2016, SQL 2016 Standard, several productions DBs, about 800 GB)
- "Terminal server" (user applicatons available through RDP, several users are connected permanently)

My favorite is the SQL server. The 4th not mentioned server is DC ;-)

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Re: Veeam Backup&Replication installation on environment ser

Post by PTide » Nov 01, 2017 10:58 am

Hi,

In my opinion "the least evil" option would be to place VBR on the terminal server so VBR does not consume mission critical resources from the Exchange and database servers. BTW, are those two physical or virtual? Also make sure to check system requirements. The other thing that you should keep in mind is that you need other components to be installed somewhere - proxy server and repository. Sure you can place them on the same server but each of the components also consumes additional resources (RAM, CPU)

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Re: Veeam Backup&Replication installation on environment ser

Post by Hovi » Nov 01, 2017 11:11 am

Hi,

thanks - terminal server was my second favorite. All the servers are virtual, there are only two physical servers - ESXi hosts, whole environment is running in vSphere.

Of course I'll add proper resources for backup purposes.

I checked system requirements but I was not able to find anything about restrictions on such kind of servers.

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Re: Veeam Backup&Replication installation on environment ser

Post by PTide » Nov 01, 2017 11:35 am 1 person likes this post

There are no restrictions on where to place backup infrastructure components, but only common sense - for example, you should not place proxy role on a box that heavily utilizes network interfaces and RAM, or you should not place repository on a box that does not have robust and reliable storage etc.

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