Architecture Overview

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    The Mine with Veeam infrastructure comprises the following set of components:

    • Foundation for Mine with Veeam server
    • Backup server
    • Backup proxies
    • Backup repositories

    Foundation for Mine with Veeam Server

    The Foundation for Mine with Veeam server (foundation server) is the core component of the solution that deploys a backup server, backup proxies and repositories. The foundation server provides the Mine console that allows you to configure Mine with Veeam settings and troubleshoot issues with the Mine with Veeam cluster.

    Important

    After the foundation server deploys all the components of the Mine with Veeam infrastructure, do not remove the server because it also establishes communication between the backup server and the Mine with Veeam cluster.

    Backup Server

    The backup server is a Windows-based machine on which Veeam Backup & Replication is installed. The backup server is the configuration, administration and management component of the backup infrastructure. It coordinates backup, replication, recovery verification and restore tasks, controls job scheduling and manages resource allocation. For more information on the backup server, its services and components, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Backup Server.

    Mine with Veeam supports 2 deployment scenarios:

    This scenario is recommended, for example, if you want to deploy Mine with Veeam as a secondary storage solution and to manage all backup jobs from a single Veeam Backup & Replication console.

    Backup Proxies

    A backup proxy is an architecture component that sits logically between the backup server and other components of the backup infrastructure. While the backup server administers tasks, the proxy processes jobs and delivers backup traffic. For more information on backup proxies, their transport modes, services and components, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Backup Proxy.

    The foundation server automatically deploys a number of backup proxies on Windows VMs in your cluster — the number of proxies depends on the size of the Mine with Veeam cluster:

    • If the cluster contains less than 8 nodes, 2 backup proxies are deployed.
    • If the cluster contains 8 nodes or more, 5 backup proxies are deployed.

    Depending on the deployment scenario you choose, the backup server can act as a backup proxy. If the server is deployed as a part of the Mine with Veeam cluster, it is automatically assigned the role of a proxy. If an existing server is connected to the Mine with Veeam cluster, the foundation server deploys an additional standalone proxy because the connected backup server cannot function as a proxy due to technical limitations.

    Backup Repositories

    A backup repository is an architecture component where backups are stored. Backup repositories can be either configured as dedicated repositories or combined into a single scale-out backup repository — a multi-tier repository system that provides a convenient way of managing and extending the backup storage. For more information on backup repositories and their types, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Backup Repository.

    The foundation server automatically deploys a number of backup repositories on Windows VMs in your cluster — the number of repositories depends on the size of the Mine with Veeam cluster:

    • If the cluster contains less than 8 nodes, 3 Linux repositories are deployed.
    • If the cluster contains 8 nodes or more, 6 Linux repositories are deployed.

    The backup repositories in the Mine with Veeam cluster are automatically added as extents of the performance tier to a scale-out backup repository. If the backup repositories run out of free space, you can extend the scale-out backup repository as described in section Expanding Mine with Veeam.