There are a few things that would be nice to have in VMware vSphere for Windows Failover Clusters and I hope these things are included in future releases:
Support for vADP style backups
foggy wrote:Unfortunately, no type of shared storage (be it either in-guest iSCSI, pRDM, vRDM, SMB) supports snapshotting.
The upcoming Veeam B&R v8 though adds full support for Availability Groups, including both backup and restore.
Vitaliy S. wrote:If you're using bus sharing, then VM backup would not be possible, see this topic for more info > Ideal way to setup windows cluster with shared storage
As to other VM configurations, then please be aware that Veeam B&R automatically excludes all unsupported disk types from backups.
Vitaliy S. wrote:Snapshots are always taken for the entire VM, only unsupported disk types are excluded by VMware automatically. Exclusions that are available in the Veeam backup console affect the backup job, but not the snapshot creation.
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