How to backup particual snapshot state

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Re: How to backup particual snapshot state

Veeam Logoby emachabert » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:54 pm

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[MERGED] how use snapshots when i have a replicate

Veeam Logoby baber » Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:05 pm

hi

i have installed veeam backup and replication 7 now i have a problem i create a backup and replicate a vm that have some snapshot on the other host but in new host that machine there is not any snapshot but i need to my snapshots now how can i use my snapshots on new host
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Re: How to backup particual snapshot state

Veeam Logoby emachabert » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:56 pm

Vitaliy already gave you the answer.
Veeam does not replicate snapshots, because VMware vStorage API does not allow it.

You need to use a different method, like copying the full VM directory
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Re: How to backup particual snapshot state

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:54 am

Baber,

Just out of curiosity - what is the main reason of using snapshots on the given VM? Is it something related to reverting to the previous state quickly? If so, doesn't quick rollback functionality answer this requirement?

Thanks.
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[MERGED] Backing up Snapshots

Veeam Logoby Gerbrand » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:31 am

Hi,

I am testing Veeam for full back-upping of VMs. We use ESXI 6.5, it all seems to work fine. But I can't find an option to back-up (and restore) VMs including snapshots that are made in VMware. When I restore now the snapshots are not there.

I found some posts from 2010 that the API of Vmware doesn't support the back-up of snapshots.
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Re: Backing up Snapshots

Veeam Logoby DGrinev » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:33 am

Hi and welcome to the community!

You can simply copy the VM directory to preserve snapshots, as Veeam B&R cannot backup them due to VMware limitations.
Please review this thread for additional information. Thanks!
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Re: How to backup particual snapshot state

Veeam Logoby Gerbrand » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:21 pm

thnx,
What if I need to restore, I use Veeam B&R to fully rerstore a VM?
But can I add the snapshots that I lost this way?

Or should I do a file copy job and restore from there? the disadvantage is that it won't compressed?
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Re: How to backup particual snapshot state

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:07 pm

From the backup you can restore just the VM state it was in while it was backed up, snapshots are not backed up. If you use file copy job to copy the entire VM files set to another location, you will be able to register this set as a new VM in virtual environment and revert to any of the snapshots.
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