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Feature Request: Backup Proxy Groups

Post by ksanders99 » Jun 12, 2017 2:16 pm

We back up two vCenters, each with a cluster in one of two geographic locations. If Proxy selection is left to Automatic, the job will sometimes pick a proxy that's located in a different vCenter's cluster, and since they do not share storage, default to network backup. I'd like some type of grouping to limit backup jobs to use a set of proxies without having to go into the "Multiple Proxies" list and check each one individually.


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Re: Feature Request: Backup Proxy Groups

Post by skrause » Jun 12, 2017 4:45 pm

I too think this would be a good idea. Would cut down on the amount of time it takes for proxy selection at the very least.
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Re: Feature Request: Backup Proxy Groups

Post by tsightler » Jun 12, 2017 5:18 pm

Note that this is already somewhat possible using the proxy affinity option since it's likely that if you have two geographic locations you also have different repositories at each one, so you can associate proxies at each site with the repositories at each site. It's not quite the same, and doesn't cover every possible case that proxy groups would be useful for, but it works really well and is available in the product today.

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