Backup Proxy Servers

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    A backup proxy server is an architecture component used to leverage network traffic when backing up or restoring data.

    Consider the following:

    • By default, the role of the backup proxy server is assigned to the machine where Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is installed. The default backup proxy server is displayed as Local backup proxy in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.

    After you install Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, you should configure an additional set of backup proxy servers to manage your data in a more efficient manner.

    • A backup proxy server can be a physical or virtual machine.
    • Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 allows you to deploy the following types of backup proxy servers:
    • Domain backup proxy
    • Workgroup backup proxy

    For more information, see Backup Proxy Deployment Scenarios.

    • Each backup proxy server can process one or several organizations.
    • An organization can be processed by one or several backup proxies.
    • A backup proxy server is responsible for sending email notifications about backup job completion results.

    To send email notifications, backup proxy servers use an SMTP server. For more information about configuring an SMTP server, see Configuring Notification Settings.

    Backup Proxy Deployment Scenarios

    Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 offers the following deployment scenarios for a backup proxy server:

    In this scenario, a machine used as a backup proxy server resides in the same domain as the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 server or in a trusted domain. To establish a connection with a domain backup proxy, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 uses credentials that you provide when you add a backup proxy server to the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 infrastructure.

    In this scenario, a machine used as a backup proxy server resides in a workgroup. To establish a connection with a workgroup backup proxy, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 uses an SSL certificate. For more information, see Security Settings.

     

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