The backup server is a Windows-based physical or virtual machine on which Veeam Backup & Replication is installed. It is the core component in the backup infrastructure that fills the role of the “configuration and control center”. The backup server performs all types of administrative activities:
- Coordinates backup, replication, recovery verification and restore tasks.
- Controls job scheduling and resource allocation.
- Is used to set up and manage backup infrastructure components as well as specify global settings for the backup infrastructure.
In addition to its primary functions, a newly deployed backup server also performs the role of the default backup repository, storing backups locally.