Storage Snapshots on BitLocker Encrypted Volumes
You can use Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows operating in the managed mode to create backups from storage snapshots located on volumes encrypted with Microsoft Windows BitLocker.
If volumes you want to back up are protected by Microsoft Windows BitLocker, do the following:
- On the Veeam Agent machine, set BitLocker to automatically unlock volumes to which LUNs are mapped. For details, see this Veeam KB article.
- On the backup proxy, perform the following operations:
- Connect volumes to which LUNs are mapped to the backup proxy.
- Set BitLocker to automatically unlock connected volumes on the backup proxy. For details, see this Veeam KB article.
- Disconnect volumes to which LUNs are mapped from the backup proxy.
If you plan to use several backup proxies, repeat step 2 for each backup proxy.
Consider the following:
- Automatic unlocking requires encryption of the system drive.
- If automatic unlocking is not set on the Veeam Agent machine, file indexing will not work during the backup process.
- If automatic unlocking is not set on the backup proxy, only volume-level restore to a new location is available. File-level restore and volume-level restore to the original location will fail.