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Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots

Granular recovery from storage snapshots of the world’s leading storage providers

Recover single files or entire VMs by leveraging storage snapshot capabilities

Maximize your storage investments with Veeam and storage snapshots

Veeam® Explorer™ for Storage Snapshots lets you perform granular recovery for VMware vSphere virtual machines directly from the world’s leading storage providers.

Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots is a part of NEW Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition. By downloading the free Community Edition, you will benefit from the functionality of Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots and leverage existing snapshot capabilities to recover individual files, or even entire VMs, from storage snapshots in minutes — all without staging or intermediate steps.

How Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots works

Veeam Explorer for HPE Storage Snapshots

With Veeam and HPE you get unique capabilities by integrating Veeam features directly with HPE's primary and data protection platforms. 

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Veeam Explorer for Dell EMC Storage Snapshots

Veeam and Dell EMC solutions integrate Veeam features directly with Dell EMC's primary and data-protection platforms to equip you with unique competences.

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Veeam Explorer for NetApp Storage Snapshots

Veeam and NetApp have teamed up to provide high-performance storage and reliable data Availability solutions designed for virtualized environments.

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Veeam Explorer for IBM Storage Snapshots

Veeam and IBM work together to deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ for all workloads through efficient capabilities that allow the rapid recovery of IT services, applications and data.

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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 RPOs (recovery point objectives), and let Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition automate the whole recovery process for you, bringing you low RTOs (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

And it’s easy to use — just a few clicks in the Veeam interface and you can restore directly from any of Veeam’s storage partners.


Veeam Availability Suite 9.5

No feature limitations for 30 days!

How it works

Veeam works with the world’s leading storage providers  to enable granular recovery from storage snapshots.

Here’s how it works:

1. The storage is instructed to create a writeable copy of the required volume snapshot.
2. This copy is mounted as the new datastore to the selected vSphere host.
3-5. The restored VM is temporarily registered on the host, so that Instant VM Recovery® of the entire VM can be immediately performed.
6. 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.
7. After recovery is complete, the datastore is unmounted from the proxy host and a copy of volume snapshot is deleted.

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