We are thinking about to have the importands VMs from the company vbackup to NetApp volume which has SnapLock enabled, reason to be save for a ransomware attack.
my question now is it possible to start a live recovery of the VMs as the snaplock storage is readonly?
we running v11sp24.34, vm backup wth v1 index
Best answer by Damian AndreView original
Should not be an issue. The original snap is never modified - a clone of the snap is used, which is why only certain snap engines support this since the array needs to be non-persistent on clones. The original snapshot is always preserved, and the VM runs off a clone of the snap which is discarded after the operation completes. When you run live vm recovery off a software snapshot, the writes are redirected to a production datastore -I can’t remember if that is the same for snap - I think it is. But I think this should work fine.