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

Snapshot Jobs

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.

To create application-consistent snapshots on storage arrays, you must configure a snapshot job of the necessary type. Veeam Backup & Replication lets you configure two types of jobs:

Snapshot Jobs Tip:

To learn which VMs on storage arrays were processed by snapshot jobs, open the Storage Infrastructure view and navigate to the necessary storage snapshot. If a VM was processed by a snapshot job, Veeam Backup & Replication displays the snapshot job name in the Protected by column.

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