question about Live Recovery for VMware Restores

  • 16 February 2022
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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

regrads Jürgen


Best answer by Damian Andre 16 February 2022, 13:28

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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.