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Backup repository location

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Hello there,

I wonder if someone could tell me if the following would work?

A physical server runs Veeam B&R v7 and is physically connected to a tape device. This physical server only has two 146Gb drives in a raid 1

I will run a virtual machine solely as a Backup repository with a large volume to be used as the repository

Will that enable a disk backup to be run from the physical server hosting Veeam using the VM as the backup repository?

The second question - can I then run a Veeam backup job to tape using the backup repository on the VM?

All this will be running over a 1Gb network

Many thanks

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Re: Backup repository location

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jumbo23 wrote:Will that enable a disk backup to be run from the physical server hosting Veeam using the VM as the backup repository?
Yes, will work fine, however note that storing backups on VMFS is not considered as best practice (just FYI, since I'm not sure what kind of volume you are going to use for repository). Also, having proxy server as a VM on the host will allow for better performance with your setup.
jumbo23 wrote:The second question - can I then run a Veeam backup job to tape using the backup repository on the VM?
Yes.

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Thanks for getting back Foggy

Just to confirm then...

The physical server running Veeam, that has a physical connection to the tape device can connect to a virtual machine containing a backup repository and then copy that data to tape (the tape backup effectively running over the network)? This would then provide me the D2D2T solution I am after?

Thanks again

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jumbo23 wrote:This would then provide me the D2D2T solution I am after?
Yes, see this existing topic as a confirmation ;) > Tape location in v7
jumbo23 wrote:(the tape backup effectively running over the network)?
Correct.

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Many thanks Vitality

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