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Share 1 "Backup Proxy" with 2 Main Veeam backup server

Post by pantoufle » Feb 16, 2012 6:33 pm

Hi,

I'm starting to study v6 version in a vmware environment. ( v5 in production in my company ).

My simple question was:

Is it possible to use a server with role "Backup Proxy" from 2 other "main Veeam Backup Server" ? or then Backup Proxy and Backup Repository need to be dedicated to only one "Main Veeam Backup Server".

My goal is to have 2 independant scheduler ( for PRA in active / active environment ), but sharing Proxy Ressources to optimize replications.

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Re: Share 1 "Backup Proxy" with 2 Main Veeam backup server

Post by Vitaliy S. » Feb 16, 2012 10:18 pm

Hello, backup proxies and backup repositories cannot be shared among different backup server. Thank you.

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Re: Share 1 "Backup Proxy" with 2 Main Veeam backup server

Post by pantoufle » Feb 16, 2012 10:40 pm

Ok, many thanks for this information.

Perhaps this information should be wrote on user guide, or a warning shown when user try to do that, because VBR does'nt prevent that.

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Re: Share 1 "Backup Proxy" with 2 Main Veeam backup server

Post by Vitaliy S. » Feb 16, 2012 11:10 pm

Actually it is mentioned in the release notes document included with your download, but thanks for the feedback!

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Re: Share 1 "Backup Proxy" with 2 Main Veeam backup server

Post by ryan.odwyer » Mar 08, 2014 4:15 am

Is this still correct as of V7 and Wan Accelerators?

I'd like to backup clients Veeam servers to a central data centre, they are already committed to Veeam Enterprise Plus so all have WAN acceleration.

Problem that I see with any form of centralised backup is that each client needs its own WAN accelerator at DC, so multiple VM's running each WAN accelerator and Backup Transports.

I haven't found any other way of doing it, is this on the map for Veeam?
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Re: Share 1 "Backup Proxy" with 2 Main Veeam backup server

Post by Vitaliy S. » Mar 09, 2014 12:28 pm

Hi Ryan,

Backup proxies/WAN accelerators can be shared between two different backup servers, though all task concurrency limits will be accounted for each backup server individually.

Here is an existing topic with the same questions > WAN accelerator setup

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Re: Share 1 "Backup Proxy" with 2 Main Veeam backup server

Post by ryan.odwyer » Mar 09, 2014 12:34 pm

Thanks Vitaliy,

That is going to make it a lot easier.

If multiple servers use the same WAN accelerator will I see better WAN acceleration as there are different chunks of data that could be the same at each location?

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Re: Share 1 "Backup Proxy" with 2 Main Veeam backup server

Post by Vitaliy S. » Mar 09, 2014 1:28 pm

Ryan,

As far as I remember dedupe catalog is not shared between different pairs of WAN accelerators, so I don't think there will any difference in this configuration.

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