We're in the process of deploying Veeam Backup & Replication in our datacenters, the goal being to copy all backup jobs from our primary data center to our secondary.
The current thoughts on architecture are the VBR server is at our primary site, repositories, along with proxy servers handling our local jobs and a WAN accelerator to help shuttle stuff to the secondary site. At the secondary site all we have is a WAN accelerator, repositories, and a couple proxy boxes for local jobs there. Pretty much straight out of the Veeam docs.
Our storage is all 10GB iSCSI and in testing is currently mounted to our VBR at the primary site and to the WAN accelerator at the secondary site. The WAN link is 200MB and I can bump that if we run into issues.
Initially we were thinking we wanted a VBR on both sites, but in all the v8 docs that seems to be mentioned nowhere. If you look at the v70 docs it does mention this being a recommendation, but that recommendation seems to disappear in v8.
So question 1 is if our primary site disappears, and we don't have a VBR at the secondary, what do you do to recover? I could replicate our VBR there and that might work? I've searched around here and everyone seems to think two VBR boxes is unnecessary, so I'm wondering what I am missing if you want a truly HA config and both sites to be able to run independently should one go down.
Question 2 is more me asking for critiques and if there are suggestions out there for this setup I'd love to hear them. End goal is we'll have 300+ VMs being processed locally and a good chunk of those jobs will get shipped to the secondary site. I know it is going to take forever to get our initial copies sent to the DR site.