Limitations and Considerations

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    When you plan to deploy and configure Mine with Veeam, keep in mind the following limitations and considerations.

    Backup Server

    Depending on the deployment scenario you choose, the backup server can be a part of the Mine with Veeam cluster, and then no additional configuration actions are needed. However, if you are willing to connect an existing backup server to the Mine with Veeam infrastructure, consider the following requirements before deploying Mine with Veeam:

    • Only the Enterprise and Enterprise Plus Editions of Veeam Backup & Replication are supported.
    • Only Veeam Backup & Replication version 11 CP2 or later is supported.
    • The backup server and the Mine with Veeam cluster must be connected to the same network.
    • The Windows Remote Management service must be enabled on the backup server. The foundation server uses this service to establish the connection between the backup server and the Mine with Veeam cluster. To learn how to enable the service, see Microsoft docs.

    Backup Repositories

    When you deploy Mine with Veeam, the foundation server automatically deploys a number of backup repositories that are added as extents of the performance tier into a single scale-out backup repository. That is why you must take into account the following considerations:

    • You must not deploy new VMs in the cluster and assign the role of a repository to them.
    • You must not change the configuration settings of VMs deployed with the role of a repository.
    • You must not disconnect or reconnect the backup repositories added to the backup infrastructure during cluster deployment.
    • You must not edit settings of the backup repositories added to the backup infrastructure during cluster deployment.
    • You must not add or remove performance extents included into the scale-out backup repository.

    If you need to make any changes to the default backup infrastructure, open a support case.

    Important

    When the amount of free space available on the backup repositories drops below a critical value, Veeam Backup & Replication automatically switches all extents of the performance tier in the scale-out backup repository to the seal mode, which means that no further data is saved to the repositories and only read operations are allowed. For more information on limitations that apply in the seal mode, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Switching to Seal Mode.

    Backup Proxies

    When you deploy Mine with Veeam, the foundation server automatically deploys a number of backup proxies that are already preconfigured for optimal performance. That is why you must take into account the following considerations:

    • You must not deploy new VMs in the cluster and assign the role of a proxy to them.
    • You must not change the configuration settings of VMs deployed with the role of a proxy.
    • You must not reconfigure, disconnect or reconnect the backup proxies added to the backup infrastructure during cluster deployment.

    If you need to make any changes to the default backup infrastructure, open a support case.