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Full Name: Martijn Moret

Recover through Direct san?

Post by MMoret »


I would like to know why recovery of a VM (in more detail VMDK files) is not possible through the direct san option.
Other backup & recovery vendors do support this option and this really makes sense in a FC or iSCSI environment.

From the Veeam VMware manual (page :
For writing data to the target destination, Veeam Backup & Replication normally uses the Network
mode. In some cases, such as VM replication or full VM recovery, Veeam Backup & Replication also
supports the Virtual Appliance mode. You cannot select the transport mode for writing data —
Veeam Backup & Replication selects it automatically, based on the backup proxy configuration.
Whenever possible, the Virtual Appliance mode is used.

Any thoughts?


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Re: Recover through Direct san?

Post by Shestakov »

Hi Martijn,

The feature of Direct SAN Restore is handy for thick disks and should be included in our next releases. There is a comprehensive discussion about the topic. In order to speed up the recovery process it's recommended to have a virtual proxy specified in Hot Add mode.

Thank you.

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