(This is all regarding Server 2012 as both the hypervisor and the guest VM OS)
Just wanted to make sure I had this right: Veeam cannot backup a passthrough disk, right? I was going to build a clustered file server as a pair of VMs, but in order to do that the file share would have to be on a passthrough disk, and then I wouldn't be able to back up the files, right? I'm thinking maybe an alternative would be to set up a DFS service instead. Obviously this doubles the amount of space I would need (since there would be a copy of each file on each server), but at least it would be highly available and would be backed up by Veeam. I could exclude one of the VMs from being backed up by Veeam, so it wouldn't impact my backup storage, at least.
Am I missing anything here? Is there a better way to provide a highly available fileserver that's backed up by Veeam?