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Re: Restore from NetApp Snapshot (Multi-Volume)

Post by foggy » Sep 29, 2017 2:16 pm

Yes, it's on the high priority list.

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Re: Restore from NetApp Snapshot (Multi-Volume)

Post by ARadschun » Oct 13, 2017 12:15 pm

Hi foggy, thanks for the quick answer! When can we expect this feature?

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Re: Restore from NetApp Snapshot (Multi-Volume)

Post by foggy » Oct 13, 2017 12:34 pm

Unfortunately we cannot provide any ETA at the moment, but this feature has a high priority in our books.

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Re: Restore from NetApp Snapshot (Multi-Volume)

Post by ARadschun » Oct 16, 2017 9:06 am

Okay, great, thank you!

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Re: Restore from NetApp Snapshot (Multi-Volume)

Post by Partly_Cloudy » Nov 08, 2017 3:27 pm

I discovered this limitation today during a DR. I have an exchange server that is protected by veeam snapshot from netapp storage. When trying to perform an instant VM recovery it was informed this is not possible. Though that is a disappointment, what I need to know now is what options for recovery do I have? Can I still use these snapshots to recover the server just not instantly recover it?

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Re: Restore from NetApp Snapshot (Multi-Volume)

Post by foggy » Nov 09, 2017 10:44 am

Hi Jeff, do you have a regular backup of this VM as well? There are no limitations on restore from the Veeam backup files for such VMs.

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Re: Restore from NetApp Snapshot (Multi-Volume)

Post by Partly_Cloudy » Nov 09, 2017 2:19 pm

No regular backups. The entire environment runs as a single job from storage snapshots. I know we can recover individual items but what we really want is VM instant recovery which is not possible with the storage integrated snapshots. I am fine creating new backup jobs that do not use the NetApp integrated snapshots I just need to know the next most efficient way to do this since moving everything to the same volume is an option.

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Re: Restore from NetApp Snapshot (Multi-Volume)

Post by foggy » Nov 09, 2017 2:33 pm 1 person likes this post

By regular backup I mean backup job that creates a backup file (VBK) on the backup repository (either using data from storage snapshot or directly from datastore), not a snapshot-only job that produces a storage snapshot as the only outcome of its operation. The discussed limitation applies to restores from the snapshots, but you can restore from the backup file just fine (even if it was created using storage integration). If you do not have regular backups and just rely on the storage snapshot, you're not covered, since storage snapshot cannot be considered a real backup.

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Re: Restore from NetApp Snapshot (Multi-Volume)

Post by MajesticTJ » Apr 17, 2018 1:33 pm

Any idea when this will be implemented? We are interested in having the ability to restore from snapshots for VMs with multiple disks. Thanks!

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Re: Restore from NetApp Snapshot (Multi-Volume)

Post by foggy » Apr 18, 2018 1:12 pm

We're actively working on this feature, but I cannot share the dates yet.

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Re: Restore from NetApp Snapshot (Multi-Volume)

Post by giacy » Jun 20, 2018 3:14 pm

Hello there is news about that? We are really intrested to restore from netapp snapshot for VM that reside in different datastore.

Thanks!!!

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[MERGED] Restore VM from multiple datastores

Post by ChrisGundryCEGA » Jul 27, 2018 7:49 am

Hi,

I think I am right in saying (from my testing) that if you have a VM which has .vmx and disks in datastore1 and then some other disks in datastore2, if you do an instant recovery it only seems to restore disks in datastore1. At least after the restore the VM doesn't have the datastore2 disks attached.

If this is correct, can it be looked at to resolve? I needed to do an instant recovery the other day and ended up with a server with most of its disks missing as a result. So the instant restore wasn't very useful as a result.

It has been a while since I needed to restore a whole VM (rather than instant recovery) so not sure if it restores the disks on both datastores on a normal recovery? Are you able to confirm?

Thanks

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Re: Restore VM from multiple datastores

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jul 27, 2018 3:33 pm

Hi Chris,

Yes, currently it is a known limitation. Don't be confused with the topic name, this behavior can be seen regardless of the NetApp snapshot usage. Thanks!

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Re: Restore from NetApp Snapshot (Multi-Volume)

Post by ChrisGundryCEGA » Jul 27, 2018 3:46 pm

Ok thanks Vitaliy. It seems this has been an issue for some time and no update on this topic. Is there an offical ETA for this? Update 4?

Would Surebackup suffer the same issue with these VMs that have disks on multiple volumes?
If asked Veeam B&R to do a full VM restore of the same VM, would it restore all the disks to all the volumes correctly?

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Re: Restore from NetApp Snapshot (Multi-Volume)

Post by foggy » Jul 27, 2018 3:53 pm

Hi Chris, could you please clarify, are you talking about storage snapshots integration? Since this issue is specific to restores from storage snapshots, not regular backup files. Restore from backup files should work fine.

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