[FEATURE REQUEST] EMC Unity Snapshot-only job support

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[FEATURE REQUEST] EMC Unity Snapshot-only job support

Veeam Logoby Felipe » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:28 pm

I have just came across v9.5 User guide https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/storage_integration.html?ver=95
and I have found out Snapshot-only job support for EMC VNX(e) is missing.
EMC Unity is officially supported from v9.0 Update 2 but it not even listed in v9.5 User Guide.

I have successfully tested EMC Unity snapshots in my environment but without snapshot-only job support feature my enterprise plus licensing is useless in my case.

Is this something you have in the works ?
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Re: [FEATURE REQUEST] EMC Unity Snapshot-only job support

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:13 pm

Hi Felipe, thanks for the heads up, we'll update the documentation. As for your feature request, then this functionality is not on our short-term roadmap.
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Re: [FEATURE REQUEST] EMC Unity Snapshot-only job support

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:30 pm

We do fully support snapshots created by the native storage snapshot scheduler though.
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Re: [FEATURE REQUEST] EMC Unity Snapshot-only job support

Veeam Logoby Felipe » Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:47 pm

Thank you both for quick responses.

We have a 15TB Exchange VM I would like to backup using snapshot-only job without transferring data to external repository.
Application aware processing is required to truncate Exchange logs therefore I cannot use native storage snapshot scheduler.

Currently using Commvault intellisnap storage snapshots with 31days retention. It works fine but it is a physical server :(

We would like to use Enterprise plus licensing when EMC Unity storage-only job feature becomes available.
It looks like we have to stick with Commvault for longer than desired.
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Re: [FEATURE REQUEST] EMC Unity Snapshot-only job support

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:35 pm

Understood the snapshot part, but do you perform real backups for that VM? Or are those snapshots your only "backups", and you're just hoping you'll never lose the storage itself?
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