Veeam: What’s new in Veeam Backup & Replication v11 – Linux Proxies – DirectNFS

Greetings friends, back in March 2020 I was telling you that Veeam had taken a very important step announcing Linux Proxies, a component that certainly makes all the sense in the world to select Linux for it, as it just moves information from one place to another.Now with Veeam Backup and Replication v11, Veeam takes a leap forward and includes many improvements for Linux-based Proxies, for example, we can now use other backup methods, such as DirectSAN, DirectNFS, and Fibre Channel. And save on Windows licenses, and increase security.In this fantastic post, we are going to see the step by steps to use an Ubuntu 20.04 LTS in DirectNFS mode, to some disk enclosures I have serving NFS (it's actually my QNAP, and my NetApp ONTAP, I told you how to enable VAAI here). This way the backup is going to fly, as well as freeing up the workload to the hypervisor.

Veeam: What’s New in Veeam Backup & Replication v11 – Linux Proxies – DirectSAN with NetApp

Greetings friends, back in March 2020 I was telling you that Veeam had taken a very important step by announcing Linux Proxies, a component that certainly makes all the sense in the world to select Linux for it, as it just moves information from one place to another.Now with Veeam Backup and Replication v11, Veeam takes a leap forward and includes many improvements for Linux-based Proxies, for example, we can now use other backup methods, such as DirectSAN, DirectNFS, and Fibre Channel. And save on Windows licenses, and increase security.In this fantastic post, we are going to see the step-by-step to use an Ubuntu 20.04 LTS in DirectSAN mode, to some disk arrays I have. This way the backup is going to fly, as well as freeing up the workload to the hypervisor.

Veeam: Best practices for Veeam Gateway Server and how to configure it correctly in multi-datacenter environments

Greetings friends, I found myself the other day with an issue I had not seen before, I will explain below the symptoms of the issue, but first let's remember what the Veeam Gateway Server is and what it does in a simple Veeam topology.

Veeam Gateway Server

When configuring an SMB type repository in Veeam, the following options are available:
  • Automatic selection of the server as the SMB gateway proxy (i.e. the server that will host the transport component on the destination side and thus play the role of a data writer to the SMB shared resource itself).
  • Select an specific server (among the managed Windows servers available in Veeam Backup & Replication) as an SMB gateway proxy.
The second option is very useful in situations where the SMB share is in a remote location, as it prevents auto-selection from using a non-local server for the SMB share, so all synthetic operations or backup jobs are performed over the WAN link (which is usually slower than the local link). It is always recommended to use an SMB gateway server as close as possible to the SMB storage. By specifying the SMB gateway we are more likely to keep data flow under control and prevent data from unnecessarily crossing WAN links.