Cannot restore exchange items from nimble snaps

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Cannot restore exchange items from nimble snaps

Veeam Logoby davidintouch » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:39 pm

We have an Exchange server that is configured across multiple datastores for performance reasons. We purchased new enterprise version of veeam for the snapshot integration with nimble. I configured an exchange backup job using nimble snapshots as the target. I found out today that I cannot perform an application level restore of exchange items because we have the exchange vmdk's configured across multiple datastores. Veeam can only see the volume where the vmx files live.

One of the main reasons we purchased the enterprise version was to leverage san snaps instead of the sometimes intrusive vm level snaps and not too happy at the moment. Does anyone else have this issue? Am i missing something?
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Re: Cannot restore exchange items from nimble snaps

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:44 pm

Hi David, this is currently a limitation of Veeam Explorer for SAN Snapshots, VMs with virtual disk files located on different storage volumes are not supported (unless the VM was backed up by Veeam B&R from SAN snapshot, which doesn't seem to be the case). Only disks residing on the same datastore with VMX file will be available for all restore types. This is covered in the release notes document.
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