Direct SAN Access for VMware

If your VMs are located on a Fiber Channel or iSCSI Storage Area Network (SAN) device, NAKIVO Backup & Replication can use direct SAN access for data retrieval. Using this storage access mode can significantly increase the speed of backup and replication while decreasing the load on your production network.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication relies on the VMware VDDK library that provides SAN support and does not make any write/modification operations on the SAN LUNs. That is to say, the product will not compromise data integrity or interfere with the data of running VMs on your SAN datastores.

For information about Transporter deployment requirements as well as recommendations on setting up the SAN access, refer to Transporter Deployment for SAN Access.