Restore from Storage Snapshots

7-Mode

Storage Type

FlexClone

Traditional LUN Cloning
(No License)

SnapRestore

NDMP

Only one license is required

FC/iSCSI

Recommended

Possible

Not possible

Not possible

NFS

Recommended

Not possible

Limited usage. Veeam Backup & Replication transports all data before Instant VM Recovery, file-level restore or application item restore starts.3

Limited usage. Veeam Backup & Replication transports all data before Instant VM Recovery, file-level restore or application item restore starts.3

FC/iSCSI SnapMirror

Mandatory

Not used

Not possible

Not possible

FC/iSCSI SnapVault

Mandatory (used for rescan)1

Used for restore

Not possible

Not possible

NFS SnapMirror

Recommended

Not possible

Limited usage. Veeam Backup & Replication transports all data before Instant VM Recovery, file-level restore or application item restore starts.3

Limited usage. Veeam Backup & Replication transports all data before Instant VM Recovery, file-level restore or application item restore starts.3

Several licenses are used

NFS SnapVault

For file-level restore and application item restore, Veeam Backup & Replication can use FlexClone2. For VM restore, Veeam Backup & Replication can use SnapRestore or NDMP (check columns on the right).

Not possible

Limited usage. Veeam Backup & Replication transports all data before Instant VM Recovery, file-level restore or application item restore starts.3

Limited usage. Veeam Backup & Replication transports all data before Instant VM Recovery, file-level restore or application item restore starts.3

1 Not used for restore operations due to NetApp SnapVault limitations.
2 Can be used only for file-level restore. To enable restore, you can use registry keys. For more information, contact Veeam Support Team.
3 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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