If you have a LUN with 100 server workloads and take a hardware-based snapshot then you are taking a snapshot of every one of those workloads. We'll send you an e-mail with instructions to reset your password. Please try again in a few minutes. Sorry, we're still checking this file's contents to make sure it's safe to download. I am new to our environment and have been tasked with backing up our VM Servers. Please help on where are the created snapshots stored in Nutanix, Richardson Porto - LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/richardsonporto. Actually there is no "committed" data do base disk... when you delete a snapshot and/or clone, the block map for that vDisk will be deleted and also any extent not in use by any other snapshot and/or clone will also be deleted to release the space. Any help would be appreciated. Those snaps can be replicated to another cluster for site level protection. Sorry, our virus scanner detected that this file isn't safe to download. What is the difference between hypervisor level and nutanix level snapshot? Sorry, we're still checking this file's contents to make sure it's safe to download. Snapshots are stored on HDD/SSD disks of Nutanix cluster. Those are point in time storage based snapshots, not full backups proper. We use a third party backup software solution combined with a deduplicating backup appliance for what I'd call "backups" and could technically rely on that for DR as well if something went awry with what Nutanix had replicated. Keep in mind that we can take snapshot at hypervisor level and also at Nutanix level, which can offer much better performance, but in both cases the snapshots are stored on HDD/SSD disks. Take a look at the video below. AHV Backup Proxy uses built-in functionality of Nutanix AHV to create snapshots of VMs and volume groups. Enter your username or e-mail address. You can get NGT tools integration for flushing application IO in a consistent manner. Those snaps can be replicated to another cluster for site level protection. To add on to what Tim said, we use Nutanix Protection Domains for our primary disaster recovery/business continuity solution, but that's still not what I'd consider a "backup" in the sense I might want to recover a file from days, weeks, or months ago...which from what I can gather, really isn't the purpose of Nutanix PD's anyway. Enter your username or e-mail address. Sorry, our virus scanner detected that this file isn't safe to download. We'll send you an e-mail with instructions to reset your password. Nutanix’s VM-centric snapshot architecture definitely helps in this regard. Please try again in a few minutes. Nutanix offers snapshots under the 'Data Protection' area of prism. Cache and metadata resources are wasted, as all the workloads now have to be tracked and maintained due to the snapshot process. The Nutanix Acropolis Distributed Storage Fabric (DSF) provides clone and snapshot functionality using a redirect-on-write algorithm. You can get NGT tools integration for flushing application IO in a consistent manner. Anyway, I’m getting question around how Nutanix clones and snapshots actually works and based on that i decided to create an official Nutanix document around these two techniques. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK5wWR44UYE. The backups are scheduled hourly but have not been configured properly (I believe we are missing a backup location, but I have not been able to find where to configure that item). There are the following types of snapshots: Backup snapshot: A snapshot created by a backup job of AHV Backup Proxy.Backup snapshots are not visible in the consoles of AHV Backup Proxy and Veeam Backup & Replication.Backup snapshots are used for Veeam Changed Block … Nutanix offers snapshots under the 'Data Protection' area of prism. Those are point in time storage based snapshots, not full backups proper.