General Limitations

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

Backup Infrastructure (VMware, Veeam Agent integration)

Backup infrastructure for storage snapshots has the following limitations:

Backup from Storage Snapshots (VMware integration)

Backup from storage snapshots has the following limitations:

Snapshot Orchestration and Backup from Storage Snapshots with Snapshot Retention (VMware integration)

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

    • Enable HPE 3PAR Web Services API server. Veeam Backup & Replication uses the HPE 3PAR Web Services API server to work with the HPE StoreServ storage system.
    • A license for the HPE 3PAR StoreServ storage system must support HPE 3PAR Virtual Copy.
    • You can use backup jobs to create a snapshot chain either on a primary or on a secondary storage array, but you cannot configure snapshot creation on both storage arrays at the same time.
  • For snapshot-only jobs:
    • If a VM added to the job has several disks that reside on the same volume, you cannot exclude specific VM disks from the backup as Veeam Backup & Replication creates snapshots at the volume level.
    • Veeam Backup & Replication does not support guest file indexing for snapshot-only jobs.
    • You cannot perform backup of VMs residing on a VMware datastore that comprises several extents (usually due to the use of several LUNs).

Data Recovery from Storage Snapshots (VMware integration)

Data Recovery from 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 (starting from version 9.5 Update 4).