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Feature Request - VMware App Volumes integration

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I don't know if this place to post a feature request but I'll give it a try. I have the following feature request for Veeam Backup & Replication:
- Backup App Volumes appstacks by selecting the appstacks to backup and define a retention period.

I tried a file copy but this is not ideal because the appstacks are copied thick and each file copy overwrites the earlier copied appstacks.

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Re: Feature Request - VMware App Volumes integration

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We are aware of the situation and the technical backup details but we can not comment about the future of our product.

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Re: Feature Request - VMware App Volumes integration

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And as Veeam Partner?

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Re: Feature Request - VMware App Volumes integration

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We have strickt rules what we can communicate, when and how. In the end it is the same at this point in time.

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Re: Feature Request - VMware App Volumes integration

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Any changes?

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Re: Feature Request - VMware App Volumes integration

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No changes at this time. Perhaps you can explain in more detail what you would like to see. App volumes are quite unique and VMware offers an integrated method to back them up for several releases now. Is there some reason this capability is not sufficient?

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Re: Feature Request - VMware App Volumes integration

Post by vlad_diverse »

Hi Tom,
Many companies are using vSAN, as a storage for VMware Profile-only Writable Volumes. Backup is done, to the other VMFS volume, but if all you have is vSAN, it is all on vSAN. You cannot natively have backup for 30 days. Veeam cannot backup bunch of files from vSAN.
I am using ISCSI connected storage to windows VM, which I share as NFS to be listed as a backup target, for App Vols. Then I use Windows Agent to collect profiles daily from that Windows VM.
Would be easier, if I could backup files from VMFS.

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