Encrypted VMs

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    Veeam Backup & Replication provides support for encrypted VMware vSphere VMs.

    Backup of Encrypted VMs

    Veeam Backup & Replication lets you back up encrypted VMs. The backup infrastructure must meet the following requirements:

    Replication of Encrypted VMs

    Veeam Backup & Replication lets you replicate encrypted VMs. The backup infrastructure must meet the following requirements:

    Note

    If you do not set up KMS, you will still be able to replicate encrypted VMs, but the replication job will not fail. The replicated VMs will not be encrypted in this case.

    Note

    Multi-OS file-level restore for encrypted VM replicas is not supported.

    Restore of Encrypted VMs

    Veeam Backup & Replication supports restore of encrypted VMs. You have the following restore options:

    To let Veeam Backup & Replication successfully restore an encrypted VMs, the backup infrastructure must meet the following requirements:

    If a VM has several disks, you can optionally restore some disks as encrypted and some disks as unencrypted. Keep in mind, however, that the VM configuration file must always be placed on a datastore to which the VM Encryption policy is assigned.

    Failback of Encrypted VMs

    During failback, Veeam Backup & Replication lets you restore a VM as encrypted. To let Veeam Backup & Replication successfully restore an encrypted VMs, the backup infrastructure must meet the following requirements:

    If a VM has several disks, you can optionally restore some disks as encrypted and some disks as unencrypted. Keep in mind, however, that the VM configuration file must always be placed on a datastore to which the VM Encryption policy is assigned.

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