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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
User Guide for VMware vSphere

Data to Back Up

With Veeam Backup & Replication, you can back up regular VMs and linked clone VMs.

Backup of Regular VMs

When you perform backup of regular VMs, Veeam Backup & Replication captures and stores to the backup file the following data:

  • VM disk content
  • vApp metadata
  • VM metadata

Data to Back Up 

Backup of Linked Clone VMs

When you perform backup of linked clone VMs, Veeam Backup & Replication captures and stores to the backup file the following data:

  • Content of the template to which the VM is linked
  • Content of the VM user disk — delta disk
  • vApp metadata
  • VM metadata

Data to Back Up 

During full backup of linked clone VMs, Veeam Backup & Replication consolidates data of the VM template and delta disk and saves it as a regular VM disk in the backup file. Data merging guarantees proper VM restore: even if a VM template is lost by the time of recovery, you will still be able to restore the linked clone VM from the backup.

During incremental backup, Veeam Backup & Replication saves only changed data of the delta file.

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