In this case, the production VMware datacenter is remote, and has a decent wan link (100 Mpbs up/down) to the local VMware site which will become the DR site.
The customer will set up a Veeam server on the remote site and run "local" backups (i.e. to the repository at the remote site) and frequent replicas to the local DR site.
I would also like to keep daily backups at the local DR site, but using the wan link for both the backups and the replicas seems too much to me.
I read that backing up the replicated vms has several limitations and is not recommended by Veeam.
I think I could stop the replicas at night times and run the backup then, but this looks a bit like a workaround and I'm not happy with this solution,
What other options do I have? Somebody mentioned the possibility of doing replicas from the backups (that would mean using the wan link for backups instead of replicas) but I'm not familiar with this concept.