Understanding VM with GRT Backups in a DMZ
Hoping someone can help me get my head around how this would work as we are seeing large amounts of traffic on our firewall.
We have a number virtual machines that sit in a DMZ (which are hosted on a host inside our permiter). We backup these servers to disk using VM backup with GRT. When these backups run, we see a signficant amount of activity on our firewall, as if the entire backup is running from the DMZ, through the firewall to the NAS (where our B2D backups are kept).
Is this correct behaviour? My understanding would be that the VM would be backed up from the host (on the SAN), to the NAS, and then the backup job catalogs or indexes the files using the Remote Agent on the VM. If that is true, then surely only the indexing would be going through the firewall and the bulk of the job would be all local?
Hopefully that makes sense
We are using Backup Exec 2010 R3