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Support of vSAN File Services

  • 2 December 2022
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Hello,

 

I would like to know if Commvault now supports the backup of vSAN File Services included with vSAN 7.

I did not find anything clear in the Commvault documentation.

BTW, Veeam supports it by adding a powershell script in the backup job.

Many thanks, Regards.

 


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@brucquat ,

We have some customers using vSAN 7.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Best Regards,

Sebastien

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Thanks but the question is concerning vSAN File Services.

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@brucquat 

Let me check and confirm.

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@brucquat ,

Does this article answer your question please:

Let me know

Best Regards,

Sebastien

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Thanks but the link below does not explicitly “talk” about VMware vSAN NFS Share, which I suppose it is vSAN File Services.

NAS File Servers (commvault.com)

 It is written “For NFS exports, use the UNIX file system agent.” but where to install the Unix agent?

Thanks for your help.

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@brucquat 

I am checking with Development for the VMware side. I will get back to you.

For the NFS Export, please check link: https://documentation.commvault.com/11.26/expert/92634_nfs_exports.html

Best Regards,

Sebastien

 

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Many thanks

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@brucquat ,

Development has confirmed, you have to use NAS iDA to protect vSAN File Services shares, even competitors doing same.

If you’re creating SMB file shares to serve files to end users, then the NAS iDA will be useful here.
Given that it’s SMB, you’re not providing those shares to be used as a datastore for vSphere, so VSA isn’t relevant here.

Best Regards,

Sebastien

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