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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
User Guide for VMware vSphere

Backup from Storage Snapshots

Backup from Storage Snapshots lets you speed up backup and replication for VMware vSphere VMs whose disks are hosted on storage systems. When you perform Backup from Storage Snapshots, Veeam Backup & Replication leverages storage snapshots for VM data processing. Backup from Storage Snapshots lets you reduce impact of backup and replication activities on the production environment and improve RPOs.Limitations for Backup from Storage Snapshots

Backup from Storage Snapshots has the following limitations:

  • Backup from Storage Snapshots does not support vRDM disks. vRDM disks are skipped from processing.
  • Backup from Storage Snapshots cannot be used for VMs whose disks are located on VVol datastores.
  • Backup from Storage Snapshots cannot be used to back up VM templates.
  • [For storage systems working over NFS] VMs that you plan to back up or replicate must not have VMware vSphere snapshots. VMs with snapshots are skipped from processing.
  • [For storage systems working over NFS] If you enable the Enable VMware tools quiescence option in the job settings, Veeam Backup & Replication will not use Backup from Storage Snapshots to process running Microsoft Windows VMs that have VMware Tools installed.

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