I'm just about to set up some replication jobs for VMware VMs. We'll be using a seed load so the plan is to do a full backup of each VM to a NAS, then move this NAS to the DR site and attach as a VMware datastore to the replication server.
However, the guide implies that the next step for this is that the replication job effectively does a full restore of the VM to the replication VM and then uses this restored VM as the start of the replication job. My concern is that without a Veeam Proxy in the replication site, the step where the backup is restored will go through the Veeam server in the other site and thus be too slow (and not really a seed).
Is this the case or not? Am I going to have to install a Veeam Proxy in the replication site as well? This would be a pain as we don't currently have a server to support this.