Veeam Backup & Replication provides support for the following versions of the VMware vSphere platform.
Free ESXi is not supported. Veeam Backup & Replication leverages vSphere and vStorage APIs that are disabled by VMware in free ESXi.
* Veeam Backup & Replication supports this version starting from version 10 (build 10.0.0.4461 or 10.0.0.4461 P1) with cumulative patch 2 installed. To learn more details about this patch, see this Veeam KB article.
Network shares and mount points targeted to 3rd party storage devices are also skipped as these volumes/disks are not visible in the VM configuration file.
vCloud Director 8.20–10.1
Supported File Systems
Windows file-level restore to original location is supported for Microsoft Windows 2008/Windows Vista or later except Nano Server.
DRBD (Distributed Replicated Block Devices) are not supported.
HFS, HFS+ (volumes up to 2 TB)
Micro Focus OES
File-level restore is supported for Micro Focus Open Enterprise Server (Micro Focus OES). Micro Focus NetWare is not supported (Veeam Backup & Replication may fail to detect NSS volumes).
AD-enabled NSS volumes on Open Enterprise Server 2015 are supported. Restore of NSS file/folder permissions is not supported.
Note: Starting from Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4a, restore of NSS trustee rights on files/folders is supported.
The FLR appliance uses module ZFSonLinux version 0.7.0. For this reason, Veeam Backup & Replication supports only those versions of pools and features that are available in ZFSonLinux version 0.7.0.
Consider the following:
- You cannot restore pipes and other file system objects. File-level restore supports recovery of files and folders only.
- [For Microsoft Windows workloads] You can restore files from basic disks and dynamic disks (including simple, mirrored and striped volumes).
- [For Linux workloads] You can restore files from basic disks, Linux LVM (Logical Volume Manager) and ZFS pools. Encrypted LVM volumes are not supported.
Veeam Backup & Replication supports backup of file shares from the following sources:
- Microsoft Windows- or Linux-managed server
- NFS file shares
- SMB file shares
Consider the following requirements and limitations:
- Only 64-bit versions of operating systems are supported for Microsoft Windows- or Linux-managed server file share.
- NFS file share must run NFS protocol version 3 or 4.1.
- Anonymous or AD/Kerberos authentication is not supported for access to file shares through NFS.
In NFS settings of the source file share, you must explicitly specify what servers will have access to the file share.
- SMB file share must run on SMB version 1.x, 2.x or 3.x.
- To support the VSS for SMB File Shares feature, make sure that requirements listed in this Veeam KB article are met.
- To correctly back up SACL (Ownership) files and folders from the SMB file share and restore them:
- When you are specifying access settings for the SMB file share, select the This share requires access credentials check box.
- Make sure that the account you use to access the file share is either added to the Backup Operators group or has the SeBackupPrivilege and SeRestorePrivilege privileges in Windows Server on the file share.
For more information on NAS backup, see NAS Backup Support.
Domain names of all managed servers added to the Veeam backup infrastructure and machines you want to back up must be resolvable into IPv4 addresses.