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Learning Veeam Backup & Replication for VMware vSphere

By : Christian Mohn
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Learning Veeam Backup & Replication for VMware vSphere

By: Christian Mohn

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Configuring a virtual backup proxy

In Chapter 1, Introduction to Veeam® Backup & Replication v7 for VMware, we set up our first Veeam Backup & Recovery server, with a local repository, on a physical host. Since we do not want to use the slower Network transport mode, we need to configure a backup proxy to speed up the backup process.

  1. Prepare a VM that can act as a backup proxy. I have used a fresh Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 VM for this purpose.


    The GUI-less Windows Server 2012 Core edition is a prime candidate for backup proxies. Since these are remotely managed through Veeam Backup & Replication, there is no need for a local GUI. Running on the Core edition uses less memory and disk resources, and since there are fewer things to manage on a Server Core installation, it requires less patching and other maintenance.

  2. Open the Veeam Backup & Replication management console, and click on the Backup Infrastructure icon.

  3. Right-click on Backup Proxies, and select Add VMware...