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Direct NFS Access and Application Aware Processing?

Post by danswartz » Jul 27, 2016 9:10 pm

Just a couple of questions here (sanity checking). I just discovered Direct NFS Access. I am seeing backup performance several times better than NBD (this is over 10gb ethernet). I see that DNA won't work for running Windows guests if Vmware Tools Quiescence is enabled. I currently back up using container mode (specifying the entire NFS datastore). This is my proposed solution:

1. Add the 3 Windows machines explicitly (along with the NFS container - presumably it won't back them up twice?)
2. Enabled Application Aware Processing, and set explicit credentials for each of the 3 machines, so veeam B&R can deploy the guest proxy.

Does this make sense? Thanks!

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Re: Direct NFS Access and Application Aware Processing?

Post by foggy » Jul 28, 2016 11:06 am

Correct, with VMware tools quiescence enabled, Direct NFS will not be used for Windows VMs with VMware Tools installed. You need to enable application-aware image processing for them. You can disable AAIP for other VMs via guest processing advanced settings, if required.

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