Veeam server is down - will the replicas continue?

Hi all,

We're planning to protect 2x VM's with Veeam backup and Replication v7.
One question is bothering us:
If the Veeam backup server will be down for whatever reason - will the replicas continue?
One more thing; what is the best practice to protect the Veeam VM itself; install in on the same host which we're protecting and replicate it to the second host OR installing it on a separate workstation / server which will be a single point of failure? Or are there more options in order to avoid single of failures?

Thanks in advance
IT_Group1Asked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Backup and Replication Jobs are controlled by the Veeam Server, if the server is unavailable, Backup and Replication jobs will STOP.

We Backup our Veeam VMs using another Backup Product.

I think you will find Veeam cannot backup itself.

It can be installed very quickly on another server, should you wish to Restore, or continue Replication Jobs.
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IT_Group1Author Commented:
Thank you, do you think we'll be able to use http://go.unitrends.com/vmworld-backup-2013 free edition to backup the Veeam VM?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, you should be able to.
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IT_Group1Author Commented:
Great thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No problems.
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MaximVeeamCommented:
One question is bothering us:
If the Veeam backup server will be down for whatever reason - will the replicas continue?
One more thing; what is the best practice to protect the Veeam VM itself; install in on the same host which we're protecting and replicate it to the second host OR installing it on a separate workstation / server which will be a single point of failure? Or are there more options in order to avoid single of failures?
Hi IT_Group1, thank you for considering Veeam!

Veeam Server (installed on a VM or a physical machine) coordinates backup, replication and other jobs, controls job scheduling and manages other Veeam components. In order to protect Veeam Backup Server you can utilize configuration backup feature that was introduced in 6.5 version and that is responsible for retrieving configuration data from the Veeam SQL database. In other words, nowadays there is no longer need for backing up Veeam Backup Server as a whole - in case of disaster, you can just re-install Veeam Backup & Replication from the scratch and then import configuration.

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