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CIFS (SMB) Share

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If planning to use a CIFS (SMB) share as a repository, consider that it does not support Veeam transport services. Therefore, data sent to the SMB share is written directly from a proxy server assigned to the job (by default, the role of such a proxy server is performed by the Veeam backup server).

However, if you plan to move VM data to an offsite CIFS repository over a WAN link, it is recommended that you deploy an additional proxying Windows server in the remote site, closer to the CIFS repository. Veeam Backup & Replication will deploy a Veeam transport service on that server, which will improve data transfer performance: the efficient Veeam traffic stream will be sent between two proxies while keeping the CIFS traffic local to the storage device.

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