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How are you configuring your SAN storage to connect to your

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How are you configuring your SAN storage to connect to your Veeam Server?

Are you making the LUN within your SAN, then direct-attaching it to your Veeam VM, and then formatting it with NTFS?

I've been formatting my SAN using VMFS, but the size limitations on the volumes is making backup planning cumbersome, is the direct-attach and NTFS the way to go?

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Yep, most people do exactly that. This is exactly what I am doing, using iSCSI SAN and Software iSCSI initiator, and dedicated iSCSI VLAN. And if you have FC SAN, you can still do that via NPIV. Thanks!

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OK, then now my question is what do I do about restoring a VM that is greater than 2TB in size, such as a 6 TB file server?

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And what is the problem? Can you explain what disks that VM has?

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I guess I'm mixing up the file system with what I want do do ... if that makes any sense? or do people not even use VMFS for their VMs? Am I behind the times?

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so, just saying, the datastores should be formatted with something other than VMFS, correct?

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Re: How are you configuring your SAN storage to connect to y

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VMFS for LUNs storing VMs (VMware datastores)... no other options really, otherwise it simply cannot be an ESX datastore.
NTFS for LUNs storing backups... also no other options for Windows-based server DAS... stay away from FAT32 :)

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