NetApp Limitations

If you plan to perform operations with NetApp Data ONTAP storage snapshots, consider the following limitations:

  • Veeam Backup & Replication may fail to perform backup from secondary storage arrays if SVM/volumes have identical names between primary and secondary storage arrays.
  • When the storage is added as a specific SVM, and not as a whole cluster, you must set up Aggregation List for vServer so that FlexClone Volume would work properly. Otherwise, errors like this will arise: ‘Cannot create volume. Reason: aggregate aggr1 is not in aggr-list of Vserver svm-dr-nfs.’
  • Depending on the protocol type and operating mode of the NetApp storage system, Veeam Backup & Replication uses different technologies to perform the following operations:

You may need to install additional NetApp licenses. You need to install one license, even if several technologies can be used for snapshot clone creation.

  • NetApp FlexGroups are not supported for VMware Datastores and therefore are not supported for Veeam Backup & Replication.

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