we're just getting started with Veeam B&R and we're hitting a rather unpleasant issue right from the start.
TLDR first: Snapshot-Orchestration disables Guest file indexing, but the job actually performs indexing, then in Enterprise Explorer file-search nothing shows up
We want to make use of Netapp storage snapshots (+SnapVault destination) instead of "normal" Backup-Copy-Jobs.
But we also need to perform Guest File Indexing.
Now here's the problem: If you create a new Backup Job and as "Storage -> Backup Repository" you select "Netapp SnapShot (Primary storage snapshot only)", then you can NOT select "Enable guest file system indexing" in the "Guest Processing" tab!
But if you change the Backup Repository to a traditional Veeam Repository, guest file indexing becomes available.
So using Snapshot Orchestration = no Guest File Indexing? Thats disappointing!
What really makes this issue confusing: If you look for the progress of such a Snapshot-only-Job (without the indexing), you will see that the Guest File Indexing actually runs! (First it popped an error about missing "mlocate" which we fixed, then it actually took some time indexing in the next runs)
And it gets even more confusing
Now we've run the job which performed guest file indexing (according to the job log), in Veeam Enterprise Manager -> Files -> i can not select the VM, it doesn't show up.
If somebody could shed some light on this issue, i'd be very happy!
Thanks & greetings from Germany!