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VVOL guest to other storage types

Veeam Logoby harleyd » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:27 am

Hi

I would just like to confirm, with B&R 8 and ESXi 6.0, can we replicate a guest hosted on a VVOL to a remote host which only has VMFS stores?
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Re: VVOL guest to other storage types

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:35 am

Hi,
Correct, the scenario is supported, no problems should arise.
Just a small mention, you need VBRv8u2 to work with ESXi 6.0
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Re: VVOL guest to other storage types

Veeam Logoby dellock6 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:20 pm

And if you go that route, please come back and give us feedback, as VVOLs is a really young technology so we'd like to listen to users using them in conjuction with Veeam.

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Re: VVOL guest to other storage types

Veeam Logoby harleyd » Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:47 am

Thanks for your responses.

I didn't realise it was such a recent release... We won't be putting the system in production right away anyway, so I'm keen to at the very least get some serious testing in.

I read somewhere Direct SAN Access wasn't available for VVOLs, is this likely to change in future?
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Re: VVOL guest to other storage types

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:47 am

Yes, currently Direct SAN access it not available for any storage using vVols. As regards future releases, then there is a chance of having other methods available for backing up vVols.
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