Adding Backup Repositories
Backup repositories store various types of backup data, such as VM backup files, VM copies, metadata for replicated VMs, configuration backups and so on. In Mine with Veeam, backup repositories are combined into scale-out backup repositories that have a number of limitations. Since the Mine with Veeam scale-out backup repositories combine object storage repositories added as performance extents of the capacity tier, you cannot use them to store file share backups and backups of physical machines created by backup policies in the Managed by Agent mode. However, those backups can be stored in a dedicated object storage repository or a backup repository deployed outside the cluster.
For backups that cannot be stored in a scale-out backup repository, you can configure an S3 bucket in the Nutanix Object Store that is deployed in the Mine cluster. While configuring the bucket, you must enable versioning and set the immutability period to 0. For more information on S3 bucket configuration, see Nutanix documentation.
To add the S3 bucket to the Mine with Veeam backup infrastructure, launch the New Object Repository wizard and configure an object storage repository as described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Adding S3 Compatible Object Storage. While configuring the repository, consider the following guidelines:
- At the Name step, set the maximum number of concurrent tasks to 8.
- At the Account step, enter the IP address of a load balancer configured in the Nutanix Object Store as an endpoint address, select credentials that are already added to the Credentials manager, choose the Through gateway server connection mode, and specify any existing gateway server.
- At the Bucket step, specify an object storage consumption limit. Note that Mine with Veeam does not track the amount of space remaining in the repository and does not notify you when it runs out of free space.
- Configure other settings of the backup repository as required and finish working with the wizard.
If you need any assistance while configuring the repository, open a support case.
Before adding a new object storage repository, you can view properties of an existing one as described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Editing Settings of Object Storage Repository. You can configure similar settings for your repository.
Adding Repository Deployed Outside Cluster
You can deploy a physical server or a virtual machine outside the Mine cluster and assign the role of a repository to it as described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Adding Backup Repositories. Note that you must not include new repositories into the existing scale-out backup repositories.
If you add a new repository, you may need to deploy a backup proxy — an architecture component that sits logically between the backup server and other components of the backup infrastructure. While the backup server administers tasks, the proxy processes jobs and delivers backup traffic. For more information on backup proxies, their transport modes, services and components, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Backup Proxy.
The role of a proxy can be assigned to the backup server. However, to optimize backup performance and to avoid high traffic load on the backup server, you can deploy a physical server or a virtual machine outside the Mine cluster, add it to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure and assign the role of a proxy to it. In Veeam Backup & Replication, you can add the following types of proxies:
- File share backup proxies. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section NAS Backup Support.
- VMware backup proxies. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Adding VMware Backup Proxies.
- VMware CDP backup proxies. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Adding VMware CDP Proxies.