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Dell EMC SC Compellent create snapshot script

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Hi,
I know Veeam has great Storage Plug-In for Dell EMC SC Compellent. However this Plug-in from Dell does not support Live Volumes. Are there any sample scripts available (or can anyone point me to a good website) for creating and deleting a volume snapshot that I can use as a pre-job and post-job script?
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Re: Dell EMC SC Compellent create snapshot script

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Not really a deep SC expert, but I think you can schedule this directly within the Storage Management: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtI5UKTBHDQ

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Hi, I want to create a snapshot, make a Veeam backup from that specific snapshot and then delete the snapshot again, if that's possible.

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Re: Dell EMC SC Compellent create snapshot script

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Are you looking for NAS backup or VMware backups?

For VMware backups this is not possible. But I think DellEMC is working on an updated plug-in with Live Volume support.
Maybe @foggy knows more.

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Not sure I understand the scenario in question and how it is related to Live Volumes support. However, that's true that Dell EMC is working on supporting those.

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Hi @foggy, scenario is that I would like to backup "Live Volumes" (for example VMware VMs on datastores on Live Volumes) on Dell EMC SC Compellent using the Veeam option "Enable backup from storage snapshots" if that is possible. According to this document from Dell https://downloads.dell.com/manuals/comm ... _en-us.pdf, Dell currently doesn't support this for the SC Series plug-in.

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Post by Andreas Neufert » 1 person likes this post

Correct, as we have shared, DellEMC is working on supporting this with their own Veeam Universal Storage API Plug-in in the next update. Timeline unclear at the moment. But DellEMC can comment maybe better on this as it is their Software.

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