Managing Locations

To control data migration in the virtual infrastructure, Veeam Backup & Replication introduces a notion of location. A location defines a geographic region, or country, in which an infrastructure object resides. You can create a list of locations, and assign to backup infrastructure objects information about locations to which they belong.

Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to assign information about locations to the following infrastructure objects:

  • Virtual infrastructure objects: vCenter Servers, datacenters, clusters and hosts.
  • Backup infrastructure objects: backup repositories, scale-out backup repositories, tape libraries and tape vaults. Locations of external repositories are determined and assigned automatically based on the data center region.
  • Agent management objects: protection groups.
  • Veeam Cloud Connect for service providers: cloud repositories and hardware plans.

Information about infrastructure objects location is stored in the Veeam Backup & Replication configuration database. When VM data in the virtual infrastructure is migrated from one location to another, Veeam Backup & Replication displays a warning and stores a record about data migration to job or task session details. In addition to it, Veeam Backup & Replication logs this information to Microsoft Windows event logs. For example, if you back up VMs from a host that resides in Germany to a backup repository that resides in Australia, Veeam Backup & Replication will display a warning that VM data changes its location in the backup job wizard, display information about data migration in the backup job session details and log it to Microsoft Windows event logs.

Managing Locations 

Veeam Backup & Replication displays information about VM and file share data migration in statistics for the following types of jobs:

  • Backup jobs — Veeam Backup & Replication compares the location of the source host on which VMs are registered with the location of the target backup repository or cloud repository.
  • Backup copy jobs — Veeam Backup & Replication compares the location of the source host with the location of the target host.
  • File backup jobs — Veeam Backup & Replication compares the location of the source file share with the location of the target backup repository or cloud repository. If the secondary repository is specified, Veeam Backup & Replication compares the location of the source file share with the location of the secondary target host.
  • VeeamZIP tasks (except the cases when you select to store the VeeamZIP file in a local or shared folder) — Veeam Backup & Replication compares the location of the source host on which VMs are registered with the location of the target backup repository.
  • Replication jobs — Veeam Backup & Replication compares the location of the source host on which VMs are registered with the location of the target host.
  • Replica failback tasks — Veeam Backup & Replication compares the location of the source host with the location of the host to which the VM is restored.
  • VM copy jobs — Veeam Backup & Replication compares the location of the source host on which VMs are registered with the location of the target backup repository or target host.
  • Quick migration tasks — Veeam Backup & Replication compares the location of the source host on which VMs are registered with the location of the target host.
  • File share backup copy tasks — Veeam Backup & Replication compares the location of the source file share with the location of the target backup repository or target host.
  • Entire VM restore tasks — Veeam Backup & Replication compares the location of the source host with the location of the host to which VMs are restored.
  • File share data recovery tasks — Veeam Backup & Replication compares the location of the source file share with the location of the file share to which files are restored.
  • External repository tasks:

Limitations for Locations

Consider the following:

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