Retrieving Archived Snapshots

To access data from archived snapshots, it must be retrieved. Archived snapshots are shown under the Retrieving Archived Snapshots icon.

During the snapshot retrieval process, a copy of the archived snapshot is created on the storage system from which the snapshot was archived (offloaded). This copy is stored on the storage system until you delete the copy manually as described in section Deleting Snapshots.

Data retrieval can be required if you want to restore workloads from archived snapshots. In Veeam Backup & Replication version 12 (build, you must retrieve data manually as described in this section. Starting from version 12.1 (build, Veeam Backup & Replication retrieves data automatically when you launch restore. However, you can still retrieve data manually. Also, manual retrieve is required if a snapshot is created during the rescan (storage discovery) process.

Veeam Backup & Replication supports retrieving data from snapshots archived from the Pure Storage FlashArray storage system using Offload functionality.

To retrieve an archived snapshot manually:

  1. Open the Storage Infrastructure view.
  2. In the inventory pane, expand the storage system tree.
  3. Right-click the necessary snapshot and select Restore from archive. Alternatively, you can click Restore from Archive on the ribbon.
  4. In the Veeam Backup & Replication window, click Yes.

After the retrieval finishes, Veeam Backup & Replication will show the retrieved snapshots under the Retrieving Archived Snapshots icon.


Consider the following:

  • One archived snapshot can have only one retrieved copy. You can retrieve the archived snapshot only after you delete the already retrieved copy as described in section Deleting Snapshots.
  • Snapshot retention does not apply to retrieved snapshots.

Retrieve data from archived snapshot