You can take advantages of storage snapshots to build your data protection and disaster recovery plan. Veeam Backup & Replication integrates with the storage system and offers two technologies that will help you decrease impact from backup and replication operations on your production environment and significantly improve RPOs:
- Backup from Storage Snapshots: you can use storage snapshots to create backups and replicas of VMware VMs residing on storage volumes. Backup from Storage Snapshots speeds up backup and replication operations and reduces the impact of VMware snapshot removal on the production environment.
- Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots: you can restore data of VMware VM directly from storage snapshots. Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots automates the process of VM data recovery and reduces recovery time in 10 times or more.
For NetApp storage systems, Veeam Backup & Replication offers two more possibilities:
- You can back up VMs from storage snapshots on NetApp SnapMirror or SnapVault.
- You can schedule creation of application-consistent snapshots with backup jobs.
You can also start VMs whose disks are located on supported storage systems in the On-Demand Sandbox for testing, training, troubleshooting and so on. For more information, see On-Demand Sandbox for Storage Snapshots.