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    To build the data protection and disaster recovery strategy, you can use the capabilities of native snapshots created on production storage systems that host VM disks.

    • Backup from Storage Snapshots. You can use storage snapshots to create backups and replicas of VMware vSphere VMs hosted on storage systems. Backup from Storage Snapshots speeds up backup and replication operations and reduces the impact of VMware vSphere snapshot removal on the production environment.
    • Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots. You can restore VM data directly from storage snapshots. Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots automates the process of VM data recovery and reduces recovery time in 10 times or more.
    • Snapshot Orchestration. You can configure backup jobs to periodically create storage snapshots on primary and/or secondary storage arrays.
    • Backup from Storage Snapshots with Snapshot Retention. You can configure backup jobs to create backup files in the backup repository and, additionally, storage snapshots on the primary and/or secondary storage arrays.
    • On-Demand Sandbox for Storage Snapshots . You can start VMs whose disks are hosted on storage systems in the On-Demand Sandbox. On-Demand Sandbox can be used for testing, training, troubleshooting and so on.

    To start working with storage systems, you must properly configure the backup infrastructure. For more information, see Backup Infrastructure for Storage Snapshots. After that, you can use storage snapshots for data protection and disaster recovery operations.

    Depending on the storage system type, you can perform the following operations:

    Operation/
    Storage Type

    Dell EMC
    Unity XT/Unity, VNX(e)

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ, HPE Primera

    HPE StoreVirtual

    HPE Nimble

    NetApp FAS/AFF,
    FlexArray (V-Series), Fujitsu ETERNUS HX/AX, IBM N series,
    Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series

    Cisco HyperFlex

    IBM FlashSystem (StorWize), IBM SVC, Lenovo Storage V Series

    Universal Storage API Integrated Systems

    Backup from Storage Snapshots

    Backup from primary storage arrays

    Backup from secondary storage arrays

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    Veeam Explorer from Storage Snapshots

    Restore from primary storage arrays

    Restore from secondary storage arrays

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    Snapshot Orchestration

    Snapshot-only job for primary storage arrays

    Snapshot-only job for secondary storage arrays

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    Backup from Storage Snapshots with Snapshot Retention

    Backup job with snapshot retention on primary storage arrays

    Backup job with snapshot retention on secondary storage arrays

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    Other Operations

    Storage rescan

    2

    Snapshot creation and deletion (manual)

    1 Storage snapshot technology:

    • HPE 3PAR StoreServ – periodic remote copy and snapshot creation on Peer Persistent target
    • HPE Nimble – snapshot replication
    • NetApp FAS and AFF Series, FlexArray (V Series), Fujitsu ETERNUS HX/AX, IBM N series, and Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series – snapshot replication with SnapMirror/SnapVault
    • IBM FlashSystem (StorWize), IBM SVC, Lenovo Storage V Series – snapshot creation on HyperSwap target

    2 Infrastructure only

    3 Contact vendor to check compatibility and storage system configuration

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