How to deploy a Veeam proxy server to Azure
Following on from my previous post about recovering virtual machines to Azure, there was a step I did not cover. Deploying a Veeam Proxy in Azure will improve recovery times as the data can be sent over the internet compressed and then decompressed by the target proxy, rather than just using the source proxy to perform the decompress of the backup before sending it over the internet to Azure.
If you have not configured Azure at all to accept Veeam recovered virtual machines, take a look at my previous post mentioned above to give you the basics of configuring Azure for his task.
How to do it.
Launch Veeam and browse to the infrastructure tab. Right-click Backup Proxies and choose Add Azure Proxy
This will launch the wizard. You will end up with a Windows server deployed in Azure to act as the Veeam proxy. Give a name for the virtual machine.
Define a set of credentials for use as local admin on the virtual machine to be deployed in Azure. You will likely need to create a new credential set.
Choose the Azure Resource Manager deployment model.
Choose your Azure subscription and deployment location.
Choose VM Size and storage account.
Create a new resource group for the VM and define its DNS name.
Choose the Virtual Network (vNET) and subnet for use with the VM.
And wait for the deployment to complete.
Once complete, you will see a new virtual machine in Azure in a powered off state. The Proxy does not remain online 24/7.