Gostev wrote:Not sure I get the issue, Peter.
I am merely pointing out that from a managementperspective it will need more effort and will be difficult making effective use of the whole storage snapshotting and managing your backups. Just as an example: I choose to use the integrated hardware snapshotting. As Luca states, you can always group certain machines that you want to process on specific luns. Well, you do that and I think that will be a solid use case for using storage snapshot. But, you get some kind of dedicated luns..limits you making effective use of your whole storagecapacity.
Then for whatever reason a vm gets storage vmotioned away from that lun or another machine not wanting to be storage snapshotted gets moved onto that lun. In case of a vm being moved away to another lun (but it had use storage snapshot set to on) this can result in a failing snapshot (for example on v7000 where you have to predefine "flashcopytargets" for the snapshot(flashcopy) process). I totally agree, it also requires planning but it also will work very restrictive using the feature. Not saying that it isn't a great feature, indeed, Veeam it is and thanks for that and hopefully one of our arrays will be supported soon.
It are yust some thoughts i have on that matter.