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Adding extra server and storage

Post by lukeup » Jul 11, 2013 1:08 pm

Hello,

Need some advice on expanding the current Veeam set up.
At the moment there is one physical Veeam B&R server backing up one ESXi host\10 VMs to local storage on the Veeam server. Plus replication to a second ESXi host.
There is now going to be two more ESXi hosts with replication between plus backup the same as before.
Is it best to have another physical Veeam proxy server with local storage to backup PLUS a VM Veeam proxy on the two production hosts for replication.
Or is there a better way?

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Re: Adding extra server and storage

Post by foggy » Jul 11, 2013 1:19 pm 1 person likes this post

If your existing physical Veeam B&R server is capable of double backup load (being both the proxy and backup repository for all the activity), then there's no need for an additional one. Otherwise, you can set up proxy VMs on the production hosts and spread the load between them.

Additionally, it is worth adding virtual proxies on the replication hosts also so that replica VMs could be populated with data using hotadd transport mode for optimal performance.

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Re: Adding extra server and storage

Post by lukeup » Jul 12, 2013 10:51 am

Thanks for the reply.
Because I will be effectively doubling the ESXi servers, I will need to double the storage, that was the main purpose of another physical server, which will also act as a Veeam proxy to manage the extra load\jobs.
OR
Should I set up Veeam proxies on all four ESXi servers (2 x production to 2 x DR) for backup and replication and just use the new physical server for storage?

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Re: Adding extra server and storage

Post by foggy » Jul 12, 2013 11:14 am

To me the second option is more easy to manage. Also depends on whether the single backup repository is capable of the new load.

Btw, what transport mode do you currently use to retrieve VMs data from the source storage?

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Re: Adding extra server and storage

Post by lukeup » Jul 15, 2013 1:06 pm

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Re: Adding extra server and storage

Post by veremin » Jul 15, 2013 1:14 pm 1 person likes this post

Have you considered a deployment of virtual proxy and hot add mode utilization? Might lead to increased performance rates. Thanks.

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