Backup Exec 2012 backup remote server to Buffalo NAS that's local to the remote server to improve performance..
Posted on 2013-06-25
This may actually be a simple question to answer, but I've been unable to come up with a solution. I have a server with Backup Exec 2012 installed and working well to backup several other server that are at the same physical location. I have several other servers at remote sites across slow WAN links that I also need to backup that hold more data than can be transferred over the slow links within the backup window. I tried adding a Buffalo Linkstation Pro at one of the remote sites with the thought that I could create a shared folder on it, and specify that backup-to-disk folder as the location for the remote site backup, which I hoped would improve performance since the target storage was local to the server being backed up. Unfortunately it seems as though the server at my main location is still processing the data for the backup job, and there is no performance advantage. My question is, how can I use Backup Exec 2012 to send it's backup data directly to the NAS device instead of across the slow link through the Backup Exec 2012 server? Is that even possible?