We have recently started using some of the benefits of the Netapp integration such as restoring from Storage Snapshots. Our goal for a while has been to use our Netapp snapshots as a foundation for our backups to tape. As we progressed down this path we purchased the appropriate licensing, and disabled our standard NAS repository backups. Once we created our first backup to Netapp snapshot job and kicked it off we noticed the naming convention included the date and time.
After some discussions with support about how to get these to tape, we were informed that we would need to create a "files to tape" job and create a linux VM that had access to the NFS volume where the snapshots lived. This was easily created, but the 'files to tape' dialog wants a specific folder to start the file backups. On our Netapp all snapshots live in the same folder, which leads to this request. We have daily, weekly, and hourly snapshots on our Netapp which facilitate data replication to another unit.
We, for capacity's sake cannot copy all of these snapshots in additions to the desired snaps created by veeam. We need one of two things to finish our DR plan, either give us the ability to name the snapshot statically, or allow these backup jobs which have Netapp snapshots as the destination show up in "Backups to Tape" as a selectable job.
Case # 01088938