disk format for vms disk in direct san access mode

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disk format for vms disk in direct san access mode

Veeam Logoby baber » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:42 pm

dear friend
in document page 151 said:
Veeam Backup & Replication writes VM data to the target datastore in the Direct SAN access transport mode only if disks of a VM replica are thick-provisioned. If disks are thin-provisioned, Veeam Backup & Replication will write VM data in the Network or Virtual Appliance mode.

now is that means when select transport mode for backup proxy in direct san access the VMS disk that want get backup had to thick provision?

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Re: disk format for vms disk in direct san access mode

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:05 pm

For target, transport mode is selected automatically during the job. If disks are thick, direct SAN will be used, if available.
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Re: disk format for vms disk in direct san access mode

Veeam Logoby baber » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:10 pm

could not get answer clearly :

1- can use direct SAN transport mode get backup from vm with thick provision disk?
2- can use direct SAN for transport mode get backup from vm with thin provision disk?
3- can use direct san transport mode for restore vm with thick provision disk?
4 - can use direct san transport mode for restore vm with thin provision disk?

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Re: disk format for vms disk in direct san access mode

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:48 pm 1 person likes this post

1- can use direct SAN transport mode get backup from vm with thick provision disk?

Yes.

2- can use direct SAN for transport mode get backup from vm with thin provision disk?

Yes.

3- can use direct san transport mode for restore vm with thick provision disk?

Yes.

4 - can use direct san transport mode for restore vm with thin provision disk?

No.

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