This section briefly describes the onsite backup flow. For more details, please refer to Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide and to Veeam University training videos available at http://www.veeam.com/university-course/backup-replication-how-it-works.html.
In addition, you can configure archiving to tape as a secondary destination for your onsite backups, as described in Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide and in this document.
Backup to Windows or Linux-based Repository
To back up to an onsite Windows or Linux-based repository, you need to deploy a backup proxy on a server that has access to the source datastore, and point the backup job to this proxy. In this scenario, the source-side transport service is started on the proxy server, and the target-side transport service is started on the Windows or Linux repository server. Backup data is sent from the proxy to the repository over LAN:
Backup to SMB Share
To back up to an onsite SMB share, you need a Windows-based proxying server that has access to the SMB share. This can be either the Veeam Backup server or another Windows server added to the Veeam Backup & Replication console. In this scenario, Veeam Backup & Replication starts the source-side and target-side transport services on the same server. Backup data is sent from the proxy to the target SMB share over LAN.