Integration with Storage Systems
Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to add storage systems to the backup infrastructure, create snapshots of the storage volumes where the VMs reside and then use the snapshots as data source for backups.
You cannot back up Hyper-V-based VMs with the help of the integration. Instead, you can add to the backup infrastructure the storage systems whose volumes host backup data and use the capabilities of NAS or Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows.
In the Hyper-V environment, Veeam Backup & Replication offers the following options:
- Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows integration which allows you to use Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and capabilities of native snapshots to create backups.
- NAS integration which allows you to add storage systems as NAS filers and create storage snapshots of volumes with NAS file shares.
Before you start working with storage systems in Veeam Backup & Replication, you must properly configure the backup infrastructure. For more information on configuring the backup infrastructure, see Backup Infrastructure for Storage Integration.
Check the prerequisites for a specific storage systems before you add a storage system to your backup infrastructure. For more information on storage requirements and limitations, see Requirements and Limitations.