We’re a long time user of Veeam B&R and it’s worked very well for our on-site backups.
I’m now testing/evaluating Veeam Cloud Connect with a UK based Veeam CSP (PeaSoup) to additionally backup some of our critical VMs to a Cloud Repository. This is a 5TB trial, but I’m not sure if this has any bearing on my question.
This is my scenario:
When running a Cloud Connect Backup Copy Job containing 15 VMs only 2 of these VMs will ever be running/active concurrently. The other VMs will be “Waiting for backup infrastructure resources availabilty” until 1 of the active backups completes and then the remaining VMs are processed sequentially; but never more than 2 concurrently. Whilst I understand what this means, I’d like to know what “decides” this limitation.
So my questions:
Is it an internal Veeam algorithm, available bandwidth or is it the Cloud Service Provider that “decides” this? As a trial user is it possible that we’re being limited to 2 concurrent connections by the CSP? Is it a “hard” limit or can it be changed anywhere?
I should also mention that our Internet connection is 100Mbps up/down.
I’m looking for guidance as to my next step as I don’t want to commit to a CSP provider that doesn’t work for us, but neither do I want to commit to what could be an expensive bandwidth upgrade if that isn’t the primary cause.
Any advice will be gratefully received.