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Veeam replication & multi-wan

Post by Pkaer » Oct 15, 2012 12:53 pm

Hello,

Because we have a very poor upload bandwith between 2 sites and no way to upgrade them, I wonder if Veeam replication should work with multi-wan router and Bandwidth aggregation?
In this case could you tell me what router I can find with these features.

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Re: Veeam replication & multi-wan

Post by dellock6 » Oct 15, 2012 2:25 pm

Hi, Veeam works at layer3 (tcp/ip) so is network-indipendent, what it sees are source and destination IPs of proxies and repositories involved in the process. Also, Veeam is already configured by default to use multiple TCP connections, you can tweak this in the traffic throttling menu.
I would consider a WAN accelerator (Riverbed, Bluecoat, SilverPeak) rather than a dual internet connection.

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Re: Veeam replication & multi-wan

Post by Pkaer » Oct 16, 2012 3:09 am

Hi,

Thank you for your answer Luca.

My first Idea was to setup, on both sites, Multi-wan router (up to 4 lines) linked by an Ipsec VPN tunnel . It seems not to be a good idea and Luca told me to consider Wan accelerator.
Some of them are very expensive and I'm looking for cheaper solution. In a first time and to test it, do you think a virtual appliance like SilverPeak VX-X could help me or does Veeam Replication is already so optimized for Wan that I will not get performances I'm expecting for?

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Re: Veeam replication & multi-wan

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Re: Veeam replication & multi-wan

Post by dellock6 » Oct 17, 2012 11:56 am

Since it's free, it is worth a try!
It's not only about data compression, wan accelerator can also optimize data traffic by hashing tcp packets and transim hashes instead of full packets,obviously after having enough cache polupated at both sides. Also, they do work on "chatty" protocols like smb and other to reduce the amount of traffic crossing the wan link.
I do not have real number at hand with Riverbed, I'd like to start some serious tests with them but I need some spare time...

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