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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
User Guide for VMware vSphere

Backup Copy Architecture

To transport data from the source backup repository to the target backup repository, the backup copy job uses one of the following paths:

Direct Transport Path

Veeam Backup & Replication transports data directly from the source backup repository to the target backup repository. This type of data transport is recommended for copying backups to onsite backup repositories or offsite backup repositories over fast connections.

When Veeam Backup & Replication transports VM data over the direct data path, it uses Veeam Data Movers on the following backup infrastructure components:

Backup Copy Architecture 

If you have explicitly defined the gateway server, Veeam Backup & Replication will use the source Veeam Data Mover on the gateway server in the source site and target Veeam Data Mover on the gateway server on the target site.

Backup Copy Architecture 

Transport Path over WAN Accelerators

Veeam Backup & Replication transports data through a pair of WAN accelerators: one deployed on the source side and the other one deployed on the target side. WAN accelerators remove redundant blocks before transferring VM data and thus significantly reduce the amount of traffic going over the network. This type of data transport is recommended for copying backups offsite over slow connections or WAN.

Backup Copy Architecture Important!

The WAN acceleration technology is available in the Enterprise Plus Edition of Veeam Backup & Replication. For more information, see WAN Acceleration.

When Veeam Backup & Replication transports VM data via WAN accelerators, it uses Veeam Data Movers on the following backup infrastructure components:

Backup Copy Architecture 

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