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Veeam Backup Free Edition 9.5
User Guide

VeeamZIP for Linked Clone VMs

When you create VeeamZIP files for linked clone VMs, Veeam Backup Free Edition captures and stores to the VeeamZIP file the following data:

  • Content of the template to which the VM is linked
  • Content of the VM user disk — delta disk
  • vApp metadata
  • VM metadata

VeeamZIP for Linked Clone VMs Note:

Performing VeeamZIP backup of linked clone VMs created with services other than vCloud Director may cause snapshot-related problems. To overcome this situation, disable Veeam Snapshot Hunter. For more information, see

Veeam Backup Free Edition consolidates data of the VM template and delta disk and saves it as a regular VM disk in the VeeamZIP file. Data merging guarantees proper VM restore: even if a VM template is lost by the time of recovery, you will still be able to restore the linked clone VM from the VeeamZIP file.

VeeamZIP for Linked Clone VMs 

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