In series of posts, I’m going to drilled down Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 as how it installs and configures, and how you can take backups of Virtual Machines and restore and replicate them on backup repository.
In previous post of this series, we’ve learnt about how to add backup repository to store backup of your VMs with Veeam Availability Suite 9.5. if you’re interested to learn working mechanism of Veeam Availability Suite and missed previous posts of this series, you can find them here:
- How to Install Veeam Availability Suite v9.5
- How to Connect VMware vSphere Environment with Veeam Availability Suite v9.5
- How to Add Backup Repository
In this post, we’ll discuss another important feature of Veeam Availability suite is Backup Proxy. After configuration of Backup Repository, you will need to configure backup proxy. A backup proxy is installed by default when you install and configure backup repositories. But, in many environments, you may have an additional backup proxy. Backup proxy will also install on backup repository server.
To create a backup proxy, double click on Veeam Backup & Replication Console Icon from your Desktop. Enter your credentials and click on Connect Button.
Note: Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 by default use your login credentials to login.
On BACKUP PROXY tab, click on Backup Proxies, then click on Add Proxy and further click on VMware, because we already added VMware environment into our backup environment. A new wizard window will open where, you can add your backup proxy server. By default, it will show your already configured server. You can add new proxy server, where you will enter fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of your server or IP address, and enter description.
Note: Veeam Backup & Replication will automatically detect number of cores of your server and automatically set max concurrent tasks. So, it is recommended to leave remaining settings as default such as Max concurrent tasks: 2 etc.
Click Next button to continue.
On Next step, Veeam will ask you to enter your credentials. For this, simply click on Add button, enter your username and password and click OK.
After adding your credentials, click Next to continue.
It will detect previously installed components, and after detection, it will show next wizard window. Review your settings and click Apply. After clicking on Apply button, wizard will install missing components on target server.
Wait for a while to complete required operations. After completing the required tasks, click on Next.
Review the summary of the configuration and click Finish.
Backup proxy for your Backup environment is added. This system can now be used for pull backup data from your vSphere environment and send to your repositories.
That’s all for today’s post. In next post of this series, we will see how to install and configure Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager.
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