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how config backup proxy and repository for use free-LAN

Posted: Dec 12, 2017 1:59 pm
by baber
Dear all
Hi

i have 5esxi hosts in my vCenter and esxi host connected to san and vms are in shared storage (about 50vms) i have 7 datastores on my esxi host and all of esxi host can see 7 datastores now want to know in this mode (all of vms are on shared storage)
1 -how can use free-LAN backup ?
2 -do i have to assign backup proxy role and backup repository role to veeam backup & replication for use free-LAN?

BR

Re: how config backup proxy and repository for use free-LAN

Posted: Dec 12, 2017 2:47 pm
by v.Eremin
Start with reviewing corresponding section of our Help Center, and ask additional questions afterwards, if any is left. Thanks.

Re: how config backup proxy and repository for use free-LAN

Posted: Dec 12, 2017 4:20 pm
by baber
thanks dear friend
i have read that previously but realy could not get answers

Re: how config backup proxy and repository for use free-LAN

Posted: Dec 12, 2017 6:34 pm
by v.Eremin
1 -how can use free-LAN backup ?
Make sure that you have a physical proxy server that has access to production LUNs and that the proxy is configured properly (refer either to already mentioned Help Center or our sticky FAQ)
2 -do i have to assign backup proxy role and backup repository role to veeam backup & replication for use free-LAN?
Not necessarily a backup server, it can be any physical machine that combines proxy (configured in Direct SAN mode) and repository roles.

Thanks.

Re: how config backup proxy and repository for use free-LAN

Posted: Dec 12, 2017 7:22 pm
by baber
1 - in that mode (5 esxi host that connect to san and use shared storage) my veeam backup server put on this shared storage (veeam was vm) also assign backup proxy and repository role to veeam server will use LAN-Free?

2- if install veeam backup & replication on physical server and assign backup proxy to veeam server and backup repository on shared storage in this mode will use LAN-Free?

BR

Re: how config backup proxy and repository for use free-LAN

Posted: Dec 13, 2017 12:11 pm
by v.Eremin
backup repository on shared storage in this mode will use LAN-Free?
I'm slightly confused with this statement, are you planning to store backups on production datastore? If so, I'd strongly advice against such strategy due to reasons mentioned here. Thanks.

Re: how config backup proxy and repository for use free-LAN

Posted: Dec 25, 2017 2:35 pm
by baber
this is my scenario now i want to use what do i have to do for use LAN-Free

i have 6 esxi host each of them has 2FC that connected to san switch now i have added all of my 6 esxi hosts to veeam
my backup proxy is on veeam backup server and my backup repository is a on that SAN now what do i have to do that my backup traffic not cross from network and just cross from FC ?

my main question is what do i have to do if want my veeam is on physical server and use LAN-FREE
where do i have to my backup proxy ? (backup proxy had to on veeam physical server? my veeam backup proxy had to put on virtual ?)

where do i have to backup repository?

BR

Re: how config backup proxy and repository for use free-LAN

Posted: Dec 26, 2017 8:52 am
by tdewin
if you want lan free backup :
a) proxy and repository have to be on the same server
b) proxy has to be physical, vmfs volumes need to be assigned to the proxy and the proxy needs to be setup in direct san (actually the auto select mode should work just fine because it prefers direct san / https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... tml?ver=95)

if you want the repository to backup to a SAN volume, you need to assign the volumes where you want to back up to, to the proxy server and format them there? Then add the directories as a repositories in Veeam Backup & Replication. Although it is highly discouraged to backup to the same SAN on which you are running virtual machines in production

Re: how config backup proxy and repository for use free-LAN

Posted: Dec 26, 2017 11:37 am
by baber
1- is that your means if my veeam backup installed on physical server and veeam server connected to storage and put backup proxy on veeam physical server in this mode had to enable LAN-FREE?

2- do i had to put backup repository and backup proxy on same server for use LAN-FREE ?

BR
Babak

Re: how config backup proxy and repository for use free-LAN

Posted: Dec 26, 2017 11:51 am
by vmniels
1. Correct.
2. Correct.

Re: how config backup proxy and repository for use free-LAN

Posted: Dec 26, 2017 11:57 am
by baber
can i set backup proxy role tp veeam backup physical server and for backup repository create a LUN on my san storage(EMC) and attached that lun to my veeam backup & replication for use LAN-FREE?

BR

Re: how config backup proxy and repository for use free-LAN

Posted: Dec 26, 2017 12:15 pm
by vmniels
Yes, u can put all roles on 1 server if it is has enough resources (CPU/Memory) to do this.

Re: how config backup proxy and repository for use free-LAN

Posted: Dec 26, 2017 12:53 pm
by baber
is that better for use LAN-FREE create a lun on my san storage and attach it to veeam backup & replication or create a virtual machine on SAN and set backup repository to that ?

BR

Re: how config backup proxy and repository for use free-LAN

Posted: Dec 26, 2017 1:31 pm
by tdewin
Both are possible. But again, it is not recommended to backup to the same SAN that is used for running the production VMs. If your SAN dies, both your VM's and your backups are gone

Best thing is to just set it up, test it out, instead of speculating

Re: how config backup proxy and repository for use free-LAN

Posted: Dec 26, 2017 3:38 pm
by baber
is that recommend copy backups file to other SAN storage?

BR