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Feature Requst for selecting multiple Gateways and Excluding

Post by rdixon01 » Apr 30, 2018 7:45 pm

At the first of the year we moved away from backup running cat over fiber channel to Cat over Ethernet. We were told and advised to better utilize our 8 physical proxy servers we should set our backups to auto select proxy servers.We couldn't set to Auto select, but individually checked each physical proxy. Our manager is a VM and we do not use it as a proxy. Our repositories were setup to select the Gateways, which we use our proxies as the gateway server.
We run Forward Inc with weekly sythn, full backups and daily copy jobs.
When we first started out the Backups ran great and still do. However, and about a month and when the Weekly sythenic fulls starting running we noticed that our copy jobs started to take longer and longer to complete. with the Auto select of the proxies on the backups we saw each proxy server being utilize to backup VM disk within the backup job, which consist between 20 to 40 VM each. We were seeing a balance across our proxies. What support found was the since we had our Repositories set to auto select that if a proxy was busy at the time to be used as the gateway, Veeam would off load the task to the manager. casuing High CPU and memory usage. The work around was to specify and proxy as a gateway and set the mount server to the same as what the gateway is set on the Repository. This resolved the long copy jobs but took away the ability to balance out the load across our proxies during the backups.

It would be great if there was the ability to specify multiple gateway servers and exclude the manager on the repositories.

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Re: Feature Requst for selecting multiple Gateways and Exclu

Post by haslund » May 01, 2018 5:56 am

Which type of storage are you utilizing for the SMB shares?
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Re: Feature Requst for selecting multiple Gateways and Exclu

Post by rdixon01 » May 02, 2018 7:38 pm

HPe StoreOnce 5100's

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Re: Feature Requst for selecting multiple Gateways and Exclu

Post by cody.ault » May 03, 2018 9:04 pm

So Rick is actually using StoreOnce 5500's and Catalyst stores. It would be nice to have some in-between from Automatic and Manual selection for the Gateways. If we use Automatic, we're seeing that the mount server isn't always used, so to prevent the backup server from being used, we had to manually select which is working fine, except there's not failover and could create more cross communication between proxies if a different proxy is used other than the specified gateway.

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