I'm embarking on a Veeam BR Enterprise 9.5 install for a 12 node VSAN 6.2 Stretched Cluster (6 hosts/siteA + 6 hosts/siteB). The stretched architecture gives way to some interesting discussions around backups and replication. I'm curious to know if anyone has experience in environmentss with Veeam and VSAN Streched Clustering. Please note this is not a technical question about VSAN or how Veeam backups integrate with VSAN. I'm trying to understand the best way to integrate Veeam in a distributed VSAN architecture (1 vCenter, 1 cluster, 2 sites, ESXi hosts split between two sites connected by WAN).
At present I have the following in place:
VeeamBRSrvA (physical, UCS S3260 storage server)
VeeamBRSrvB (physical, UCS S3260 storage server)
My main questions revolve around how to implement the two Veeam Backup Servers in a manner that will only backup VMs belonging to the same site. What I'm trying to avoid is having backups cross the WAN.
Each backup server is going to protect the VMs at the opposite site, and use the local storage server as the backup repository. And Vice-Versa for the opposite site. For lack of a better idea, I'm going to manually organize VMs in Folder corresponding to their physical site and configure the backup jobs to backup VMs by folder.
Is there a better way to do this?