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

General Limitations

The following limitations apply to all storage systems supported by Veeam Backup & Replication:

Backup Infrastructure

Backup infrastructure for storage snapshots has the following limitations.

Backup from Storage Snapshots

Backup from Storage Snapshots has the following limitations.

For details on how to configure an NFS datastore in VMware vSphere, see VMware Docs.

  • Backup from Storage Snapshots cannot be used to back up VM templates.
  • For storage systems working over NFS:
    • VMs that you plan to back up or replicate must not have VMware vSphere snapshots. VMs with snapshots are skipped from processing.
    • If you enable the Enable VMware tools quiescence option in the job settings, Veeam Backup & Replication will not use Backup from Storage Snapshots to process running Microsoft Windows VMs that have VMware Tools installed.

Snapshot Orchestration and Backup from Storage Snapshots with Snapshot Retention

Snapshot jobs (snapshot-only jobs and backup jobs with storage snapshot retention) have the following limitations.

Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots

Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots has the following limitations.

To overcome these limitations, you must restore from storage snapshots created with the current version of Veeam Backup & Replication.

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