micmac wrote:Now, I'm still wondering if I should install other VEEAM Backup Servers in SITE2 (and maybe even in SITE3 and SITE4) or just use Backup Proxies with the single VEEAM Backup Server in SITE1.
micmac wrote:Also, how should I configure the Backup Repository in SITE2. Should I use RDM to connect the P2000 volume directly to the VM that will be used as a Backup Proxy for that site? Same with the ESXi hosts' local storage in SITE3 and SITE4?
Another big question that comes to me is how will the VM backup data go from EMC VNX storage to HP P2000 Backup Repository. If possible, I would prefer if the local backups would not go through the LAN but only use the SAN to transfer VM data. Is that possible with EMC VNX5200 and HP P2000 G3 and my configuration and also with the Enterprise NOT Enterprise Plus license?
micmac wrote:- Configured the backup repository to be the HP P2000 LUN accessed via iSCSI (NTFS partition)
- Mapped the VNX LUNs (used as VMFS datastores for the VMs) for the Backup server (not only for the ESXi hosts) and put the newly discovered disks online
micmac wrote: I think the my configuration of good for the physical server. does the performance seems good to you?
micmac wrote:As for the backup proxies (VMs), I'm not sure I understand your proposition very well. How should I map the VM to the HP P2000 (to be used as backup repository)? Should I map the HP 2000 LUN to the ESXi hosts, format the LUN with VMFS5 and then create a HUGE VMDK on it and assign it to the backup proxy VM for the backu repository? I thought about RDM but I understand that you are saying that it would not give me better performance. You seem to be saying to use Direct-SAN access mode but I thought this was only possible with physical backup servers.
micmac wrote:Could you please confirm that my setup with the physical server seems good to you and clarify how I should setup the backup repository on my backup proxy VMs?
micmac wrote:- 1x HP2000 storage unit connected to the 2 ESXi hosts with Direct-Attached SAS cables.
Could I simply host my backup proxy VM on the first host, present the local storage to my backup proxy VM (RDM or VMDK?)
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