VMs with pass-through disks is not supported

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VMs with pass-through disks is not supported

Veeam Logoby joefil » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:09 am

Hello, I need some help in addressing the pass-through limitation in Veeam.
Currently I use a 10 TB USB disk array to store the backups, this disk is set as a pass through. When I backup the Veeam server, I select only disks (0:0) system disk only, yet the backup fails with the above error even though the pass-through disk is not selected.

Any help is appreciated.
Thanks
Joe
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Re: VMs with pass-through disks is not supported

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:30 am

Hi, Joe. This limitation is explained in the system requirements, so not sure what kind of help are you asking for here... you can't backup such VMs at a host level, this is simply not supported by the hypervisor's backup framework. Thanks!
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Re: VMs with pass-through disks is not supported

Veeam Logoby joefil » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:49 am

Thanks Gostev for the quick reply.
I thought that by excluding the pass-through disk that the backup would ignore it. I guess not.
Any suggestions how to best backup the veeam VM server?
Thanks again.
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Re: VMs with pass-through disks is not supported

Veeam Logoby DaveWatkins » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:20 am

Set the config backup to go somewhere safe, or if you want the whole machine something like Endpoint Backup will get it done
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Re: VMs with pass-through disks is not supported

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:39 am

Prior to Hyper-V 2016 pass-through disks were automatically skipped and backup of such VM was possible. This is not the case with Hyper-V 2016, since checkpoints for such VMs cannot be created.
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