Retrieving Archived Snapshots

To access data from archived snapshots, you must first retrieve the snapshot. During the snapshot retrieval process, a copy of the archived snapshot is created on the storage system from which the snapshot was archived (offloaded). This copy is stored on the storage system until you delete the copy manually as described in Deleting Snapshots.

Data retrieval is required if you want to restore workloads from archived snapshots. Archived snapshots are shown under the Retrieving Archived Snapshots icon.

Veeam Backup & Replication supports retrieving data from snapshots archived from the Pure Storage FlashArray storage system using Offload functionality.

To retrieve an archived snapshot:

  1. Open the Storage Infrastructure view.
  2. In the inventory pane, expand the storage system tree.
  3. Right-click the necessary snapshot and select Restore from archive. Alternatively, you can click Restore from Archive on the ribbon.
  4. In the Veeam Backup & Replication window, click Yes.

After the retrieval finishes, Veeam Backup & Replication will show the retrieved snapshots under the Retrieving Archived Snapshots icon.


Mind the following:

  • One archived snapshot can have only one retrieved copy. You can retrieve the archived snapshot again only after you delete the retrieved copy as described in Deleting Snapshots.
  • Snapshot retention does not apply to retrieved snapshots.

Retrieve data from archived snapshot