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Recipe: Add a New File Proxy server

Expected deliverables:

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

Time to complete: 5 minutes


  • Server (Virtual or Physical) with enough resources (At least 2 CPU cores and 4GB of RAM).
  • A supported operating system, Windows Server 2012 R2 or later.
  • Local Administrator account on your server.

Before you start:

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


You have a Veeam Backup and Replication server installed.
You have added at least one Microsoft Windows Server in the Backup infrastructure.


  1. Open the Veeam Backup & Replication Console.
  2. Open the Backup Infrastructure view, in the inventory pane select the Backup Proxies node, click Add Proxy on the ribbon and select “Backup proxy”.
  3. At the Server step of the wizard:
    • From the Choose server list, select a server to which you want to assign the backup proxy role.
    • In the “Max concurrent tasks” field, you can specify the number of tasks that the backup proxy must handle in parallel if required, otherwise just leave the default.
  4. At the Traffic Rules step of the wizard, configure network traffic rules if required. Click Next.
  5. At the Review step of the wizard, review what Veeam components are already installed on the server and click Apply to start installation of missing components.
  6. At the Apply step of the wizard, wait till Veeam installs and configures all required components. Then click Next.
  7. At the Summary step of the wizard, review details of the added backup proxy and click Finish to exit the wizard.

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