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Support for backup from storage snapshot/direct SAN access proxy transport mode for VVol VMs on Pure Storage?

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Are there plans to implement the capability to back up from storage snapshot/direct SAN access for VVol VMs on Pure Storage FlashArray?

https://blog.purestorage.com/vvol-vmug- ... follow-up/ seems to hint at there being something in the pipeline:
Do you have any future integration plans with VEEAM/PURE for SAN/vvol based backups?

Answer: Yes! Keep a close eye on this in the very short term.
But that was posted on 03.28.2018 so might have been referring to Veeam<->Pure integration more generally.

Is it a VMware limitation? Should I ask Pure Storage?

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Re: Support for backup from storage snapshot/direct SAN access proxy transport mode for VVol VMs on Pure Storage?

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With VVols, backup is effectively taken from a storage snapshot already. However, Direct SAN Access transport mode is not supported for VVol VMs (VMware limitation). Thanks!

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Re: Support for backup from storage snapshot/direct SAN access proxy transport mode for VVol VMs on Pure Storage?

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Thanks for the reply. If https://www.veeam.com/kb1054 still applies I'll move some of my proxies to VVol datastores to back up the VMs there using hotadd

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Re: Support for backup from storage snapshot/direct SAN access proxy transport mode for VVol VMs on Pure Storage?

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Yes, the KB is still valid.

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