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Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots

Granular recovery from HPE, NetApp, Dell EMC and Nimble storage snapshots

Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots
How Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots works

Veeam® Explorer™ for Storage Snapshots lets you perform granular recovery for VMware vSphere virtual machines directly from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, NetApp, Dell EMC and NimbleNEW snapshots.

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Restore from a storage snapshot in minutes!

With Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots, you can take advantage of the low overhead that periodic storage snapshots offer for low recovery point objectives, and let Veeam Backup & Replication™ automate the whole recovery process for you, bringing you low recovery time objectives as well. You can:

  • Recover guest OS files, application items or even an entire VM from a storage snapshot in two minutes or less
  • Restore directly from storage snapshots, eliminating the need for staging snapshot contents to disk and intermediate restores
  • Reduce the time needed to mount snapshots by 10x or more compared to manual processes, lowering your RTOs while avoiding human errors that can occur during critical recovery steps such as mounting snapshots

And it’s easy to use — just a few clicks in the Veeam Backup & Replication interface and you can restore directly from a HPE, NetApp, Dell EMC or NimbleNEW storage snapshot. Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots is also included in Veeam Backup™ Free Edition.

Restore from a storage snapshot in minutes!

How it works

Veeam works with HPE, NetApp, Dell EMC and NimbleNEW storage products to enable granular recovery from storage snapshots.

Here’s how it works:

  • The storage is instructed to create a writeable copy of the required volume snapshot.
  • This copy is mounted as the new datastore to the selected vSphere host.
  • The restored VM is temporarily registered on the host, so that Instant VM Recovery® of the entire VM can be immediately performed.
  • For granular restores, the backup server further mounts the temporary VM’s virtual disk through VMware VADP, and the user can start restoring guest OS files and application items.
  • After recovery is complete, the datastore is unmounted from the proxy host and a copy of volume snapshot is deleted.

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Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots

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Backup from Storage Snapshots

Veeam’s Backup from Storage Snapshots enables you to create true backups and replicas from HPE, NetApp, Dell EMC and NimbleNEW, storage snapshots as often as you’d like for low RPOs—even during business hours—with little to no impact to your production environment. It’s the perfect complement to the low RTOs of Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots.

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Products and editions

Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots is available in all editions of Veeam Availability Suite™, Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam Backup Essentials™. It is also included in Veeam Backup Free Edition.

For more information about supported features and editions, please refer to the edition comparison guide at the link below.

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Supported environments

For Dell EMC:

  • Dell EMC VNX
  • Dell EMC VNX2
  • Dell EMC VNXe

For HPE:

  • HPE 3PAR StoreServ
  • HPE StoreVirtual
  • HPE StoreVirtual VSA

For NetApp, all Data ONTAP based storage, including:

  • NetApp FAS
  • NetApp FlexArray (V-Series)
  • NetApp Data ONTAP Edge
  • IBM N-Series

For Nimble:

  • CS-Series
  • AF Arrays

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