VMware Independent Disk Backup Limitations
Clumio leverages VMware snapshots as part of the virtual machine backup workflow. VMware does not currently support snapshots of independent disks in a virtual machine, whether persistent or non-persistent.
This document describes the current Clumio behavior for backup and restore of virtual machines with independent disks.
The following describes the expected behavior when a VM with independent disk(s) is protected by Clumio.
- Independent disks will not be backed up by Clumio.
- Dependent (default) disks are backed up by Clumio.
- Only dependent disks will be restored.
- If independent persistent disks are desired as part of the restore, customers are expected to manually create the independent persistent disk on the restored VM.
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