Direct SAN Access
The Veeam transport service responsible for data retrieval runs on a backup proxy server. Correspondingly, the transport mode can be defined in the settings of the backup proxy that performs the job. When configuring backup proxy settings, you can manually select a transport mode or let Veeam Backup & Replication select the most appropriate mode automatically. If you use automatic mode selection, Veeam Backup & Replication will scan backup proxy configuration and its connection to the VMware infrastructure to choose the optimal transport mode. If multiple transport modes are available for the same proxy, Veeam Backup & Replication will choose the mode in the following order: Direct SAN Access > Virtual Appliance > Network.