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.