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Replication Planning

Post by rostantc » Apr 15, 2014 6:50 pm

Hey guys, I'm in the early stages of architecting replication to a secondary site using VEEAM and I wanted to clear up a few things before I got too deep.

First I'm fairly certain from my research that I am going to need to have a backup proxy stood up at each site for the replication job, also I will need ports 2500-500 open between them.

We are running vsphere 5.5U1 Enterprise Plus and VEEAM 7 Patch3 Enterprise Plus, just so you know our software build. What I'm trying to find out for sure is, should I separate the replication jobs on to dedication replication Proxy servers? or should/can I use the existing backup servers.

To get an idea of the load we are replicating about 12 -14 VM's approximately 500 GB to 2 TB in size. I will be setting up a Virtual Lab and SureBackup Jobs for testing as well.

I'm not sure if there are any other considerations I'm missing

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Re: Replication Planning

Post by foggy » Apr 15, 2014 7:58 pm

Chris, you're correct assuming that you need proxies in both locations for better replication performance. There's no such a requirement to use a dedicated proxy for replication, each proxy can perform both backup and replication tasks.

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Re: Replication Planning

Post by veremin » Apr 16, 2014 8:34 am

Make sure that given proxy servers are capable of handling required number of simultaneous tasks. Otherwise, either replication or backup jobs would sit and wait for available slot. Thanks.

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Re: Replication Planning

Post by nefes » Apr 16, 2014 8:42 am

According to SureBackup jobs: make sure your Backup Console is placed in the same site with the hosts you planning to use for SureBackup.
Otherwise Backup Console won't be able to make ping and script tests without manual tuning of routing rules.

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