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is there an OVF or veeam backup proxy template?

Post by mstevens » Jan 30, 2014 8:29 pm

Looking at deploying a veeam backup proxy on each of our ESXi hosts in order to facilitate lan-free backup/replication to local storage on each host, and I'm wondering if there is an OVF template or faster way to deploy backup proxies, other than deploying a windows server from template on each host.

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Re: is there an OVF or veeam backup proxy template?

Post by Gostev » Jan 30, 2014 9:46 pm 1 person likes this post

There is no OVF or proxy template as we cannot redistribute Windows OS.

And even if we did have those, this would make any difference in terms of speed of deployment, as once you have deployed the new Windows OS VM, actual proxy components deployment takes just a few seconds. You can certainly make yourself a template with the proxy components preinstalled if you'd like - but this will not have significant impact on the roll out speed.

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Re: is there an OVF or veeam backup proxy template?

Post by dellock6 » Jan 30, 2014 10:57 pm 3 people like this post

By the way, this is exacty what we do.
I created a complete windows OS VM, with everything optimized and up-to-date (patches, vm tools), installed the latest proxy version on it, and created both a template and an OVA file. Then I can use guest customization in vcenter and deploy the VM in few minutes, connect it to Veeam console and if meanwhile there is a new version of the proxy, at first login it will be updated automatically by Veeam itself.

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Re: is there an OVF or veeam backup proxy template?

Post by mstevens » Jan 31, 2014 8:54 pm

Thank you both for the feedback. Just wanted to verify before I proceeded with setting up our infrastructure.

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Re: is there an OVF or veeam backup proxy template?

Post by jtatum » Jan 31, 2014 9:24 pm

I've done the same thing as well in order to deploy more proxies. Does anyone know if Veeam has intentions of releasing Linux based proxies?

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Re: is there an OVF or veeam backup proxy template?

Post by Gostev » Jan 31, 2014 11:35 pm

Definitely no plans. Type "linux proxy" in the forum search for more details, we had at least a couple of discussions on this subject before.

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Re: is there an OVF or veeam backup proxy template?

Post by aeccles » Feb 03, 2014 1:19 am

very interesting concept...
I imagine that you have to keep a mental note as to which VMs are supposed to remain on each host?

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Re: is there an OVF or veeam backup proxy template?

Post by pkelly_sts » Feb 03, 2014 9:40 am

FWIW I just have a single 6-core proxy on each host, plus direct SAN-attach of the B&R server & let the backup jobs have-at-it. I'd like to think that Veeam would be intelligent enough to balance things out sensibly but even if it doesn't, we simply don't have any kind of performance-related issues revolving around this kind setup in our environment.

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[MERGED] Backup Proxy virtual appliance

Post by MAA » Jan 31, 2015 2:05 pm

Hello,

Do you have plans to release Backup Proxy as linux-based virtual appliance (ovf/ova format)?

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Re: is there an OVF or veeam backup proxy template?

Post by foggy » Feb 02, 2015 10:20 am

You can find some argumentation above and in this existing thread.

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[MERGED] Feature request - Veeam proxy appliance

Post by edv@rubner.com » Jun 29, 2015 11:57 am

Hi,

Is in the future a virtual proxy appliance planned?

On the headquarter we have running Veeam Backup & Replication.
For example:
We have a small branch office with the following characteristics:
An ESXi with local HDD
A NAS for Veeambackups

On the ESXi running two small Windows server and the one of the servers has the proxy services installed.
If the server with the proxy service is not running, the technical complexity of the restore is larger.
If I had an appliance, which is small and compact, then the restore go faster.
Example:
1. Import the appliance to ESXi
2. Starte the appliance
3. Config in Veeam and start the restore...

Thanks
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Re: is there an OVF or veeam backup proxy template?

Post by gosnells » Oct 04, 2016 9:46 am

+1 for a linux Veeam BackupProxy appliance

For small servers at remote outstations, with one (or 2) production VMs, the ability to have a simple/small/lightweight appliance for Veeam backups would be very useful.
Typically there isn't a spare license for another Windows VM, and it would be nice to not have yet another Windows server to manage, patch, etc...

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Re: is there an OVF or veeam backup proxy template?

Post by dellock6 » Oct 04, 2016 8:34 pm

Warning, this is not a MS vs Linux post, just saying I'm more a linux fan than a MS one...
You would have to manage and patch also a linux appliance, it's not just a Microsoft "issue".
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Re: is there an OVF or veeam backup proxy template?

Post by Nicholasbird » Feb 15, 2018 8:27 pm

+1 for veeam distributing a linux based proxy..
save of windows licensing

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