Backup Proxies

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    A backup proxy is an architecture component that placed between a Veeam Backup & Replication server and other components of the backup infrastructure. While the backup server administers tasks, the proxy processes jobs and delivers backup traffic.

    Depending on the number of nodes, a Nutanix Mine cluster contains 3 or 6 backup proxies:

    • If less than 8 nodes and the Veeam Backup & Replication server is internal: the backup proxy role is assigned to 2 dedicated Windows VMs and the Veeam Backup & Replication server.
    • If less than 8 nodes and the Veeam Backup & Replication server is external: the backup proxy role is assigned to 3 dedicated Windows VMs.
    • If more than 8 nodes and the Veeam Backup & Replication server is internal: the backup proxy role is assigned to 5 dedicated Windows VMs and the Veeam Backup & Replication server.
    • If more than 8 nodes and the Veeam Backup & Replication server is external: the backup proxy role is assigned to 6 dedicated Windows VMs.

    Also, the Veeam Backup & Replication server functions as a backup proxy for NAS file share backups.

    For instructions on how to add new backup proxies, see the Backup Proxy section of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    Important

    See limitations for default infrastructure components.

    To see available backup proxies:

    1. In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, open the Backup Infrastructure view.
    2. In the inventory pane, select the Backup Proxies node.

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