Backup Proxies

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    A backup proxy is an architecture component that sits between the 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, the 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.

    Backup Proxies 

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