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Recipe: Add a New Proxy server Linux

Expected deliverables:

A proxy server for Veeam backup & Replication that processes jobs and delivers backup traffic to repositories. You can deploy and use several backup proxies to distribute the backup workload.

Time to complete: 5 minutes


  • Server (Virtual or Physical) with minimum of 2 cores (vCPUs), plus 1 core (vCPU) for each additional concurrent task, 2 GB RAM plus 200 MB for each concurrent task, disk space 300 MB plus 50 MB for each concurrent task.
  • Supported Linux Operating system (check system requirements)
  • A user account with root or elevated to root permission on your server.

Before you start:

The Veeam Proxy software is automatically uploaded and installed by the Veeam Backup and Replication server.

Assumptions: You have a Veeam Backup and Replication server installed.
You have added at least one Linux Server in the Backup infrastructure. If you have not added a server to the backup infrastructure, please refer to “Adding Linux Servers”Recipe.


  1. Open the Veeam Backup & Replication Console.
  2. Select Backup Infrastructure on the bottom left menu.
  3. Right click Backup Proxies and choose “Add backup proxy”.
  4. Select the Linux Server, adjust the number of Max concurrent tasks if needed and click Next.
  5. Configure Traffic Rules if required. Click Next.
  6. Review the settings and confirm by clicking Apply.
  7. After installation and registration is completed, click Finish and the Linux proxy server is ready to use.

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