Interestingly in the 9.5 Storage User Guide ( https://www.veeam.com/veeam_backup_9_5_storages_user_guide_pg.pdf
) at the first section on Page 190 - It specifically mentions using NDMP.
"If neither FlexClone nor SnapRestore license is installed, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the NDMP protocol
. If the NDMP protocol is not enabled, VM data restore will fail."
Can anyone shed some light on this?