Gateway Servers

The gateway server is an auxiliary backup infrastructure component that provides access from the backup server to the repositories. By default, the role of a gateway server is assigned to the backup server.

Gateway server caches data when you copy backups and restore application items, which helps you decrease the amount of traffic being sent over the network and reduce data transfer costs. For more information on caching data, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Cache.