Before creating VeeamZIP files and performing restore operations, you need to add virtual infrastructure servers to the backup infrastructure. Virtual infrastructure servers are VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V servers on which the VMs for which you want to create VeeamZIP files reside. Additionally, you can connect Microsoft Windows and Linux servers that you plan to use for file copy operations.
In Veeam Backup Free Edition, you cannot configure backup proxies and backup repositories and point a VeeamZIP job to them.
- In the VMware vSphere environment, VM data is retrieved from the source ESX(i) host and processed on the backup server that performs the role of the default backup proxy. The backup traffic goes from the source host to the backup destination through the backup server.
- In the Hyper-V environment, VM data is processed on the source Hyper-V host that performs the role of the default backup proxy. The backup traffic goes from the source Microsoft Hyper-V host to the backup destination, bypassing the backup server. The backup server controls the job performance.
An ESX Server is essentially a Linux server and a Microsoft Hyper-V Server is essentially a Microsoft Windows server. You can add ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V servers as virtualization servers and as standard file servers, depending on roles that you want to assign to them.
In This Section
- Logging On to Veeam Backup Free Edition
- Adding VMware vSphere Servers
- Adding vCloud Director
- Adding Microsoft Hyper-V Servers
- Adding Microsoft SMB3 Servers
- Adding Microsoft Windows Servers
- Adding Linux Servers
- Managing Servers
- Managing Credentials
- Managing Passwords for Data Encryption
- Configuring Application Settings
- Assigning Roles to Users
- Performing Configuration Backup and Restore