Adding Storage Systems

To use storage snapshots for data protection and disaster recovery operations, you must add the storage system to the backup infrastructure. If you plan to work with secondary storage arrays, you must add them to the backup infrastructure as well.

Before you add a storage system to Veeam Backup & Replication, make sure SAN initiator groups for production ESXi hosts and for proxy hosts are isolated and snapshot clones will not be exported to production environment. Otherwise, you may encounter production infrastructure issues such as doubling of the root RGK4IT_VMware_Cluster_Boot Volume to ESXi.

If you want Veeam Backup & Replication to automatically rescan the storage system after you add it, select the relevant check box at the last step of the wizard. For more information on the rescan process, see Rescan (Storage Discovery) Process.

The topology of the storage system added to the backup infrastructure is displayed in the Storage Infrastructure view in the Veeam Backup & Replication console. Storage snapshots are also displayed in the inventory pane of the Home view, under the Storage snapshots node.


If only Veeam Agents backup processing is selected for a storage system, storage volumes and snapshots of such storage system are not displayed under the Storage snapshots node. The storage system itself is still displayed.

You can add the following storage systems to the backup infrastructure: