Backup, replication, and recovery of encrypted VMware VMs, in general, is done as that for the non-encrypted ones, but there are some limitations.
- SAN data transfer mode is not supported.
- Encrypted VM will be recovered into non-encrypted one.
- Due to VMware limitations, Application-aware mode is not working as intended. This happens because when the VSS quiescing is requested for backing up an encrypted virtual machine, the system falls back to filesystem quiescing.
- To use Hot Add, the VM which hosts NAKIVO Backup & Replication Transporter must be encrypted as well.