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loelly
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Parallel processing not working

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We're running 7.0.0.871. 1 Veeam Server, 4 proxies on 4 ESXi (EnableSameHostBackupProxy set), some repositories.

Yesterday I had to re-create a job for a big NFS file server, as we faced VBK corruption. Setup is as follows:

1 job w/ 1 virtual machine which has 7 disks on different VMFS, ~8 TB. Proxy selection is set to Automatic. Repository is configured to allow up to 4 parallel tasks. The Veeam proxy which was chosen (running on the same host as the virtual machine) is configured for up to 4 parallel tasks (4 vCPUs). Parallel processing is turned on under "Options - Advanced". Anyways, the initial backup would just hot-add and back up one virtual disk at a given time, which really slowed down processing (>120 MB/s).

Why is this? Am I missing something?

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Re: Parallel processing not working

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Hi Maik,

Yes, that's a known behavior for version 7. If you have only one proxy server, then disks from one VM cannot be hot-added to a single proxy concurrently. In order to resolve that you can either upgrade to v8 or use multiple proxy servers for paralleling processing of VM disks in the hot add mode.

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Re: Parallel processing not working

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Thank you Vitally. I was unaware of that limitation.

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