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Creating and Deleting Snapshots

You can create and delete storage snapshots in the Veeam Backup Free Edition console. The create/delete snapshot operations do not differ from the create/delete snapshot operations that you perform in the management console of the storage system.

To create a volume snapshot:

  1. Open the Storage Infrastructure view.
  2. In the inventory pane, expand the storage system tree.
  3. Right-click the necessary volume and select Create Snapshot.
  4. In the New Storage Snapshot window, specify a name for the created snapshot and provide a description for the snapshot (if the snapshot description field is available).
  5. [For HPE StoreVirtual] To quiesce VMs on the volume, select the Create application-managed snapshot check box. The storage system will trigger a command to VMware vCenter Server to quiesce VMs with VMware Tools. VM quiescence will bring VM data to a consistent state before the snapshot is taken. If the Create application-managed snapshot option is not enabled, Veeam Backup Free Edition will trigger a point-in-time snapshot.

Creating and Deleting Snapshots Note:

To create application-managed snapshots on HPE StoreVirtual, make sure that Application Aware Snapshot Manager is properly installed and configured. If the Application Aware Snapshot Manager is not installed, Veeam Backup Free Edition will report an error, and the snapshot will not be created. For more information, see HPE StoreVirtual Application-Aware Snapshot Manager Deployment Guide at https://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=4118659&docId=emr_na-c03983695&docLocale=en_US.

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To delete a volume snapshot:

  1. Open the Storage Infrastructure view.
  2. In the inventory pane, expand the storage system tree.
  3. Right-click the necessary snapshot and select Delete snapshot.

Creating and Deleting Snapshots 

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