OK : I'm stupid and I have to leave IT, and start selling Ice-creams on the beach. Thats would probably be better for me.
After having bought Veaam BR 9.5, having spent 2 weeks reading tutorials, extensively read the Veeam B&R Documentation, I'm still at the same point : I do NOT know what Veeam mean by "a Proxy".
On this page https://www.veeam.com/blog/vmware-backu ... ation.html
, and in the Documentaiton of Veeam B&R they are always referring to the "Proxy" concept. But I'm tired of trying to understand by myself what they mean by this "proxy" concept.
I'm about to give up.
I have a very basic need. The simplest need in the world. The simplest infrastructure. Not a Fortune-500 company with a 50 people IT-team full of Knowledge and paid 50 K per year. Veeam should really take 5 minutes to add clear explanations of what is a "Proxy" for the Veeam excellent IT guys.
My infrastrucutre ? The most basic :
- Install Veeam B&R in a VM on the ESXi #2 (DR Site).
- Veeam B&R will connect to ESXi #1 (Production Site) everyday to take backups of 1 VM maybe 2 (wow !)
- When the ESXi #1 will fail, I will restore the VM backups on the DR site (ESXi #2), or use "Instant Recovery".
So : What is a "Proxy" ? Is a "Proxy" a "Veeam Installation" ?
This page of the Docs say that "For offsite migration, you must deploy at least one backup proxy in each site" :https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... tml?ver=95
- Do I have to install Veeam B&R in a VM on my DR Site (ESXi #2), AND on the Primary Production site (ESXi #1) ? WHy would I do such a thing ?
That would be useless : My DR ESXi #2 will backup the VM from ESXi #1, not from a useless Veeam VM
on ESXi #1
How would these two VM's communicate ?
Moreover, the license allow to use the Veeam B&R on one machine at at time... That's a terrible nonsense.
Or... maybe this is not clearly explained in your docs ? Or maybe I'm blind. Or maybe upset in the end. Probably.
What IS a "Proxy" in the Veeam point-of-view ? What does this mean for their team ? Am I so stupid that I have to let down my 15-years IT knowledge ?
But in the eventual case someone understand my psychological state-of-mind, I would appreciate some lights on this topic. Becasue I'm sure that when I will have got what this mean, the Doc will become luminous and I will be able to finally
set-up my infrastructure !
And Yes : I thank you very much if you can give me 2 cents of help