I hope someone can clarify the following scenario for me, as the documentation is vague about this point. I currently have a 2012R2 cluster running on CSV over fc, and no current hardware vss support.
Software snapshots are causing performance issues on the hypervisors. As this setup will be renewed, I'm wondering what the best setup will be taking in mind that in 2016 the backup and CBT process has changed.
Option 1. Use regular CSV volumes, with Hyper-V 2016. With no hardware vss support, I guess the backup is still running over the hypervisor as the data is read from the avhdx file?
Option 2. Use SMB3 with SMB3 hosts added to Veeam. In this option, the data is read directly from there smb3 host and is processed off-host?
I would say option 2 is better, because there is no data mover on the hypervisor. But probably because of the new cbt logic this is not a problem anymore?