I am in the processing of designing a new domain with all new servers to coincide with a new office being built. It's running on Nimble and I was looking at how I have it set up, and I keep second guessing myself:
I have a main volume that gets presented to vCenter and is for generic servers and other Server's OS drives. I also create specific volumes for applications (Exchange stuff,sql stuff, sharepoint, Windows FS, etc.)
I use Nimble connection manager to present the specific volumes directly to the guest, with performance policies set for what they are holding. I was going to use RDM but Nimble has some known issues with VSS and RDM, hence the direct connection.
All snapshots will be taken by Nimble.
The snapshot that runs on the main volume is easily mounted with Veeam since it has Operating systems on it, and I can see them when the snapshot is selected in Veeam. The application specific volumes though, I can't do anything with besides just see them there.
The way I understand it, this is a limitation of the integration:https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... tml?ver=95
So I can see 2 options to remedy this:
1) Make RDM volumes and have the each Virtual Server sit on it's own (I'll have to solve the VSS and RDM issue for this to work though)
2) Veeam removes limitation, allowing me to mount a standalone snapshot of say a file server data volume and perform a guest file level restore without having the OS on that volume.
Thoughts? share your setups!