During Backup from Storage Snapshots, Veeam Backup & Replication instructs the storage system to create temporary storage snapshots. Veeam Backup & Replication uses these snapshots as a data source for VM data processing. Temporary storage snapshots are application-consistent: they hold VM data in a consistent state and guarantee proper restore of application and services.
You can use snapshots created with Veeam Backup & Replication to build a snapshot chain on the primary or secondary storage array.
[For IBM Spectrum Virtualize] When you add IBM Spectrum Virtualize storage systems with HyperSwap function to the backup infrastructure, Veeam Backup and Replication, by default, works with primary storage volumes. If you want to select secondary storage volumes as a data source for backup, use registry keys. For more information, contact Veeam Support Team.
To create application-consistent snapshots on storage arrays, you must configure a backup job of the necessary type. Veeam Backup & Replication lets you configure two types of jobs: