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QNAP TS-873U and Backup for Linux as a proxy?

Posted: Apr 06, 2018 2:12 pm
by BRaub
Forgive me if this seems obvious as I'm new to the Veeam world and back into administration versus being a product specialist. I've been looking at the QNAP TS-873U as a backup storage device (local and off site second copy setup) and with it's Linux core along with it's apps could Veeam's agent for Linux be used as a proxy to off-load some of the work from our current Windows Veeam backup server? My thinking is that the NAS unit with the full AMD quad core could be used as a proxy in order to share the work load being that most of our bottle neck is generally Load Source, or is this wrong in my understanding of how the product can work?

Thanks in advance,
Bill

Re: QNAP TS-873U and Backup for Linux as a proxy?

Posted: Apr 06, 2018 4:58 pm
by DGrinev
Hi Bill and welcome to the community!

Veeam Agent for Linux can't be used as proxy, it is a standalone solution for backing up Linux based environments.
Backup proxies can be deployed only on Windows based machines, you can review Proxy System Requirements in the User Guide. Thanks!

Re: QNAP TS-873U and Backup for Linux as a proxy?

Posted: Apr 06, 2018 5:24 pm
by BRaub
DGrinev, thanks for the welcome. I have been reading documentation for a while yet (I'm starting to read in green!) and I was thinking of ways to leverage some of the NAS unit's processing power, as such I thought what a great way to utilize it since it's going to be used as a backup device. While reviewing our existing setup and planning on expanding I thought this may be another great way to use this device's apps or to build on top of and utilize a proxy. Might the Linux version be slated to handshake with the Windows version in the future?

Re: QNAP TS-873U and Backup for Linux as a proxy?

Posted: Apr 07, 2018 1:28 pm
by PTide
Hi Bill

Even if Veeam released a Linux version of proxy there would be no guarantees that it would start on QNAP. For example, you can already configure Linux repositories, however it does not always work well with QNAP. Some people managed to install Veeam datamover on top of their NAS devices, however that approach is unsupported, the installation procedure is complex, and the benefits are debatable.

Thanks

Re: QNAP TS-873U and Backup for Linux as a proxy?

Posted: Apr 09, 2018 2:01 pm
by BRaub
PTide, Thanks for the information. I've poured through a lot of info here as of late of which I've found some of the same data but have found that a lot of data is quite dated for the tech world in regard to how fast it's moving yet, especially when it comes to Linux. The price points of the storage strategy fits within our small company and getting budgeted for, along with these units now a days almost being just JBOD servers with the OS doing a decent job of monitoring those drives. At any rate, I want to stay with what's supported unless I was in my own personal lab.