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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4
User Guide for VMware vSphere

Restore from Storage Snapshots

7-Mode

Storage Type

Traditional LUN Cloning
(No License)

FlexClone

SnapRestore

NDMP

Only one license is required

FC/iSCSI

Possible

Recommended

Not possible

Not possible

NFS

Not possible

Recommended

Limited usage. Veeam Backup & Replication transports all data before Instant VM Recovery, file-level restore or application item restore starts.***

Limited usage. Veeam Backup & Replication transports all data before Instant VM Recovery, file-level restore or application item restore starts.***

FC/iSCSI SnapMirror

Not used

Mandatory

Not possible

Not possible

FC/iSCSI SnapVault

Used for restore

Mandatory (used for rescan*)

Not possible

Not possible

NFS SnapMirror

Not possible

Recommended

Limited usage. Veeam Backup & Replication transports all data before Instant VM Recovery, file-level restore or application item restore starts.***

Limited usage. Veeam Backup & Replication transports all data before Instant VM Recovery, file-level restore or application item restore starts.***

Several licenses are used

NFS SnapVault

Not possible

For file-level restore and application item restore, Veeam Backup & Replication can use FlexClone**. For VM restore, Veeam Backup & Replication can use SnapRestore or NDMP (check columns on the right).

Limited usage. Veeam Backup & Replication transports all data before Instant VM Recovery, file-level restore or application item restore starts.***

Limited usage. Veeam Backup & Replication transports all data before Instant VM Recovery, file-level restore or application item restore starts.***

* Not used for restore operations due to NetApp SnapVault limitations.
** Can be used only for file-level restore. To enable restore, you can use registry keys. For more information, contact Veeam Support Team.
*** Veeam Backup & Replication copies VM files from the /vol/volname/VMFolder/ folder from the snapshot to the /vol/vvolname/Veeam_Restore_VMname/VMFolder/ folder, and restore wizards work with copied files.

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Storage Type

FlexClone

SnapRestore

No License

Primary Storage System

iSCSI/FC

Possible (preferred)

Possible

Not possible

NFS

Possible

Possible

Not possible

Secondary Storage System: NetApp SnapMirror and SnapVault

iSCSI/FC

Possible (mandatory)

Not possible

Not possible

NFS

Possible (mandatory)

Not possible

Not possible

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