I tested some mssql point in time restores today with Veeam B&R v9.5u2. Backups are stored on a Netapp AllFlash system (A300), the ESXi hosts have mounted the Netapp volumes via NFS over a 10Gb/s Network. The virtual Veeam Backup server uses a local installed MSSQL 2016 as staging server. The proxy and repository role are installed together on a separate virtual server, repository is mounted to the proxy/repository server via 10Gb7s iSCSI network, repository is formatted with ReFS. All Veeam Servers are installed on Windows Server 2016.
I just used a very small database, but the restore took very long. So, in my opinion the performance problem isn't solved with 9.5. I would really be happy, if these restores would be performant, so that I can convice our DBAs to use Veeam as their backup and restore solution instead of the actual one. Does anyone has other or the same experience with mssql restores?
thx and regards