[For VMware, NAS integration] If the NetApp storage system operates over NFS, you do not have to install any additional licenses to use Backup from Storage Snapshots.
For Backup from Storage Snapshots, Veeam Backup & Replication creates a snapshot of a volume on which the NFS share with backup data resides. The created volume snapshot is used as a source of data. Veeam Backup & Replication uses NFS client on the backup proxy and the proxy reads the data from the cloned NFS share on the volume snapshot.
Requirements for NFS Protocol
Make sure that the following requirements are met:
- [For VMware, NAS integration] NFS access rules (SVM export policies) must be created. VBR can create the NFS access rules automatically. You can turn off this option, but in this case make sure the settings are correct.
- [For VMware integration] If you are using a secondary NetApp in backup process, you must be sure that its volumes are mounted (have configured mount path).
- [For VMware, NAS integration] The Snapshot directory (.snapshot) must be visible in the NFS volumes. To ensure that, login to your NetApp Ontap System Manager, select the NFS volume, click Snapshot Copies – Configuration Settings and select the box Make Snapshot directory (.snapshot) visible.