Guest files restore missing drive using Storage Spaces

KB ID: 1989
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Version: 7.x, 8.x, 9.x
Published:
Last Modified: 2018-02-12

Challenge

When performing an FLR of a server using Storage Spaces drives are not listed in the Backup Browser.
 
The properties of these disks will appear as Microsoft Storage Space Device.

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Cause

Storage Spaces volumes are not supported for file level recovery.
 
See: http://www.veeam.com/veeam_backup_8_0_release_notes_rn.pdf

Solution

Consider using Instant VM Recovery to recover guest files from such VMs. See: http://www.veeam.com/kb1459
 
As a long term solution to allow the FLR to work as expected considering moving the data off the storage spaces drive to regular single VMDK backed drive.
 
Note that Microsoft does not support Storage Spaces within a VM.

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