Backup Infrastructure Components

To start working with Veeam Backup & Replication, you must set up the backup infrastructure. The basic Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure consists of the following core components:

  • Backup server

A Microsoft Windows-based machine on which Veeam Backup & Replication is installed. The backup server performs main management operations: coordinates backup, replication and restore tasks, controls job scheduling and resource allocation.

  • Backup repository

A server where Veeam Backup & Replication keeps backup files, backup copies and metadata of replicated VMs.

  • Backup proxy (on-host or off-host)

A component that retrieves data from the source host, processes it and transfers to the backup repository.

  • Infrastructure servers and hosts

Microsoft Hyper-V servers that you plan to use as source and target for backup, replication and other activities. Microsoft Windows and Linux servers for which you plan to assign roles of a backup proxy or backup repository.


For details on all backup infrastructure components, see the Backup Infrastructure Components section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

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