vProtect Support Matrix

Backup Destination Support

Filesystem

Backup Provider
Supported version
Random Access
Deduplication
Encryption
Pre/post access command execution
Filesystem
N/A
✅ (built-in VDO)
Filesystem (synthetic, XFS)
Linux kernel 4.15+, xfsprogs 4.17+
✅ (built-in VDO)
PowerProtect DD
DD OS 7.x

Object storage

Backup Provider
Supported version
Random Access
Deduplication
Encryption
Pre/post access command execution
Amazon S3
Current
N/A
S3 compatible
Current
N/A
Cloudian S3
Current
N/A
Alibaba Cloud OSS
Current
N/A
Nutanix Objects
Current
N/A
MS Azure Blob Storage
Current
N/A
OpenStack Swift
API v2
N/A
Scality Ring
6.4+
N/A
Provider dependent

Enterprise backup providers

Backup Provider
Supported version
Random Access
Deduplication
Encryption
Pre/post access command execution
Dell EMC Avamar
7.5+
Provider dependent
Dell EMC Networker
9+
Provider dependent
IBM Spectrum Protect
7.1.5+
Provider dependent
Veritas Netbackup
7.5+
Provider dependent

Virtualization Platforms - features and requirements

Virtual Machines

VMware vSphere/ESXi

Text
NBD & HotAdd
Minimum version
6.x+
Status
In operation (preferred)
Last snapshot kept on hypervisor for inc. backups
yes
Hypervisor OS access needed
No
Proxy VM needed
no (optional for HotAdd backup)
Feature
NBD & HotAdd
Incremental backup
File-level restore
VM disk exclusion
Snapshot management
Quiesced snapshot
❌ (hypervisor-dependent)
Pre/post snapshot command execution
Backup disks sharable over iSCSI
Name-based policy assignment
Tag-based policy assignment
Available space for snapshot check
❌ (hypervisor-dependent)
Power-on VM after restore

Microsoft Hyper-V

Text
2016 & 2019
Minimum version
Windows Server 2016+, supported virtual machine configuration versions = 6.2 and higher
Status
In operation (preferred)
Last snapshot kept on hypervisor for inc. backups
yes
Hypervisor OS access needed
No
Proxy VM needed
no
Feature
2016 & 2019
Incremental backup
File-level restore
VM disk exclusion
Snapshot management
Quiesced snapshot
❌ (hypervisor-dependent)
Pre/post snapshot command execution
Backup disks sharable over iSCSI
Name-based policy assignment
Tag-based policy assignment
Available space for snapshot check
❌ (hypervisor-dependent)
Power-on VM after restore

Nutanix AHV

Text
Disk-attachment
Minimum version
5.5+ (Intel-only)
Status
In operation (preferred)
Last snapshot kept on hypervisor for inc. backups
yes
Hypervisor OS access needed
no
Proxy VM needed
yes
Feature
Disk-attachment
Incremental backup
File-level restore
VM disk exclusion
Snapshot management
Quiesced snapshot
Pre/post snapshot command execution
Backup disks sharable over iSCSI
Name-based policy assignment
Tag-based policy assignment
✅ (when using Prism Central)
Available space for snapshot check
❌ (hypervisor-dependent)
Power-on VM after restore

Red Hat Virtualization

Text
Export storage domain
Disk-attachment
Disk Image Transfer
SSH Transfer
Changed-Block Tracking
Minimum version
3.5.1+
4.0+
4.3+
4.3+
4.4+
Status
To be deprecated
In operation
In operation
In operation (preferred)
Technical preview
Last snapshot kept on hypervisor for inc. backups
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
Hypervisor OS access needed
no
no
no
yes
no
Proxy VM needed
no
yes
no
no
no
Key caveats
using old API v3
additional snapshot-cloning required
full backup only
disk attachment process may be slow
data transfer via Manager
access to the hypervisor needed
using technical preview APIs
Feature
Export storage domain
Disk-attachment
Disk Image Transfer
SSH Transfer
Changed-Block Tracking
Incremental backup
File-level restore
VM disk exclusion
Snapshot management
Quiesced snapshot
Pre/post snapshot command execution
Backup disks sharable over iSCSI
✅ (RAW-only)
✅ (RAW-only)
Name-based policy assignment
Tag-based policy assignment
Available space for snapshot check
Power-on VM after restore

oVirt

Text
Export storage domain
Disk-attachment
Disk Image Transfer
SSH Transfer
Changed-Block Tracking
Minimum version
3.5.1+
4.0+
4.3+
4.3+
4.4+
Status
To be deprecated
In operation
In operation
In operation (preferred)
Technical preview
Last snapshot kept on hypervisor for inc. backups
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
Hypervisor OS access needed
no
no
no
yes
no
Proxy VM needed
no
yes
no
no
no
Key Caveats
using old API v3
additional snapshot-cloning required
full backup only
disk attachment process may be slow
data transfer via Manager
access to the hypervisor needed
using technical preview APIs
Feature
Export storage domain
Disk-attachment
Disk Image Transfer
SSH Transfer
Changed-Block Tracking
Incremental backup
File-level restore
VM disk exclusion
Snapshot management
Quiesced snapshot
Pre/post snapshot command execution
Backup disks sharable over iSCSI
✅ (RAW-only)
✅ (RAW-only)
Name-based policy assignment
Tag-based policy assignment
Available space for snapshot check
Power-on VM after restore

Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager

Text
Disk-attachment
Disk Image Transfer
SSH Transfer
Minimum version
4.3+
4.3+
4.3+
Status
In operation
In operation
In operation (preferred)
Last snapshot kept on hypervisor for inc. backups
yes
yes
yes
Hypervisor OS access needed
no
no
yes
Proxy VM needed
yes
no
no
Key Caveats
full backup only
disk attachment process may be slow
data transfer via Manager
access to he hypervisor needed
Feature
Disk-attachment
Disk Image Transfer
SSH Transfer
Incremental backup
File-level restore
VM disk exclusion
Snapshot management
Quiesced snapshot
Pre/post snapshot command execution
Backup disks sharable over iSCSI
✅ (RAW-only)
✅ (RAW-only)
Name-based policy assignment
Tag-based policy assignment
Available space for snapshot check
Power-on VM after restore

Proxmox VE

Text
Export storage repository
SSH Transfer
Minimum version
5.2+
5.2+
Status
In operation
In operation (preferred)
Last snapshot kept on hypervisor for inc. backups
yes
yes
Hypervisor OS access needed
yes
yes
Proxy VM needed
no
no
Key Caveats
using single image export
file-level restore requires additional image extraction
only QCOW2 based disks supported
Feature
Export storage repository
SSH Transfer
Incremental backup
File-level restore
VM disk exclusion
Snapshot management
Quiesced snapshot
Pre/post snapshot command execution
Backup disks sharable over iSCSI
Name-based policy assignment
Tag-based policy assignment
Available space for snapshot check
❌ (hypervisor-dependent)
Power-on VM after restore

KVM/Xen

Text
SSH Transfer
Minimum version
QEMU 2.1+ (qcow2-based VMs need libvirt with block commit feature), libvirt
Status
In operation (preferred)
Last snapshot kept on hypervisor for inc. backups
yes
Hypervisor OS access needed
yes
Proxy VM needed
no
VM storage formats
QCOW2/RAW file, Ceph RBD volume, LVM volume, LVM-thin volume
Feature
SSH Transfer
Incremental backup
File-level restore
VM disk exclusion
Snapshot management
Quiesced snapshot
❌ (hypervisor-dependent)
Pre/post snapshot command execution
Backup disks sharable over iSCSI
Name-based policy assignment
Tag-based policy assignment
Available space for snapshot check
❌ (hypervisor-dependent)
Power-on VM after restore

OpenStack

Text
Disk-attachment
SSH Transfer
Minimum version
Queens
Queens, QEMU 2.1+ (qcow2-based VMs need libvirt with block commit feature)
Status
In operation (preferred)
In operation
Last snapshot kept on hypervisor for inc. backups
yes
yes
Hypervisor OS access needed
no
yes
Proxy VM needed
yes
no
Key Caveats
incremental backups only for Ceph RBD-based VMs
only QCOW2 based disks supported
Feature
Disk-attachment
SSH Transfer
Incremental backup
✅ (Ceph RBD volumes only)
File-level restore
VM disk exclusion
Snapshot management
Quiesced snapshot
❌ (hypervisor-dependent)
❌ (hypervisor-dependent)
Pre/post snapshot command execution
Backup disks sharable over iSCSI
✅ (RAW file/LVM only)
Name-based policy assignment
Tag-based policy assignment
Available space for snapshot check
❌ (hypervisor-dependent)
❌ (hypervisor-dependent)
Power-on VM after restore
❌ (always on)

Oracle VM

Text
Export storage repository
Minimum version
3.4+
Status
In operation (preferred)
Last snapshot kept on hypervisor for inc. backups
N/A
Hypervisor OS access needed
no
Proxy VM needed
no
Feature
Export storage repository
Incremental backup
File-level restore
VM disk exclusion
Snapshot management
Quiesced snapshot
Pre/post snapshot command execution
Backup disks sharable over iSCSI
Name-based policy assignment
Tag-based policy assignment
Available space for snapshot check
❌ (hypervisor-dependent)
Power-on VM after restore

Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

Text
Single image (XVA)
Changed-block Tracking
Minimum version
6.5+
6.5+ (incremental backup: 7.3+)
Status
In operation
In operation (preferred)
Last snapshot kept on hypervisor for inc. backups
yes
yes
Hypervisor OS access needed
no
no
Proxy VM needed
no
no
Key Caveats
file-level restore not supported
incremental backups may require Citrix XenServer license
Feature
Single image (XVA)
Changed-block Tracking
Incremental backup
File-level restore
VM disk exclusion
Snapshot management
Quiesced snapshot
Pre/post snapshot command execution
Backup disks sharable over iSCSI
Name-based policy assignment
Tag-based policy assignment
Available space for snapshot check
Power-on VM after restore

XCP-ng

Text
Single image (XVA)
Changed-block Tracking
Minimum version
7.4+
7.4+
Status
In operation
In operation (preferred)
Last snapshot kept on hypervisor for inc. backups
yes
yes
Hypervisor OS access needed
no
no
Proxy VM needed
no
no
Key Caveats
file-level restore not supported
Feature
Single image (XVA)
Changed-block Tracking
Incremental backup
File-level restore
VM disk exclusion
Snapshot management
Quiesced snapshot
Pre/post snapshot command execution
Backup disks sharable over iSCSI
Name-based policy assignment
Tag-based policy assignment
Available space for snapshot check
Power-on VM after restore

Huawei FusionCompute

Text
Changed Block Tracking
Minimum version
8.0
Status
In operation
Last snapshot kept on hypervisor for inc. backups
yes
Hypervisor OS access needed
no
Proxy VM needed
no
Feature
Changed Block Tracking
Incremental backup
File-level restore
VM disk exclusion
Snapshot management
Quiesced snapshot
Pre/post snapshot command execution
Backup disks sharable over iSCSI
Name-based policy assignment
Tag-based policy assignment
Available space for snapshot check
Power-on VM after restore

Containers - features and requirements

Kubernetes

Text
Helper pod/Ceph RBD
Minimum version
1.10+
Status
In operation (preferred)
Last snapshot kept on hypervisor for inc. backups
Yes
Hypervisor OS access needed
no
Proxy VM needed
no
Feature
Helper pod/Ceph RBD
Incremental backup
✅ (when using Ceph RBD as PV)
File-level restore
✅ (when using Ceph RBD as PV)
VM disk exclusion
Snapshot management
Quiesced snapshot
✅ (optional deployment pause)
Pre/post snapshot command execution
✅ (post export)
Backup disks sharable over iSCSI
✅ (when using Ceph RBD as PV)
Name-based policy assignment
Tag-based policy assignment
Available space for snapshot check
N/A
Power-on VM after restore

Red Hat OpenShift

Text
Helper pod/Ceph RBD
Minimum version
4+
Status
In operation (preferred)
Last snapshot kept on hypervisor for inc. backups
Yes
Hypervisor OS access needed
no
Proxy VM needed
no
Feature
Helper pod/Ceph RBD
Incremental backup
✅ (when using Ceph RBD as PV)
File-level restore
✅ (when using Ceph RBD as PV)
VM disk exclusion
Snapshot management
Quiesced snapshot
✅ (optional deployment pause)
Pre/post snapshot command execution
✅ (post export)
Backup disks sharable over iSCSI
✅ (when using Ceph RBD as PV)
Name-based policy assignment
Tag-based policy assignment
Available space for snapshot check
N/A
Power-on VM after restore

Proxmox VE

Text
Export storage repository
Minimum version
5+
Status
In operation (preferred)
Last snapshot kept on hypervisor for inc. backups
No
Hypervisor OS access needed
yes
Proxy VM needed
no
Feature
Export storage repository
Incremental backup
File-level restore
VM disk exclusion
Snapshot management
Quiesced snapshot
Pre/post snapshot command execution
Backup disks sharable over iSCSI
Name-based policy assignment
Tag-based policy assignment
Available space for snapshot check
❌ (hypervisor-dependent)
Power-on VM after restore

Cloud - features and requirements

AWS EC2

Text
Disk attachment
Minimum version
N/A
Status
In operation (preferred)
Last snapshot kept on hypervisor for inc. backups
yes
Hypervisor OS access needed
no
Proxy VM needed
yes
Feature
Disk attachment
Incremental backup
File-level restore
VM disk exclusion
Snapshot management
Quiesced snapshot
Pre/post snapshot command execution
Backup disks sharable over iSCSI
Name-based policy assignment
Tag-based policy assignment
Available space for snapshot check
Power-on VM after restore

Storage Providers - features and requirements

File system

Text
Mounted file system
Minimum version
N/A
Status
In operation (preferred)
Last snapshot kept in provider for inc. backups
N/A
Source type
any POSIX-compliant file system mounted on the node
Feature
Mounted file system
Incremental backup
Incremental backup change source
file scan (file modification time/size)
File-level restore
Snapshot management
Pre/post snapshot command execution
Backups sharable over iSCSI
Name-based policy assignment

Nutanix Files (AFS)

Text
File shares with CFT
Minimum version
N/A
Status
In operation (preferred)
Last snapshot kept in provider for inc. backups
N/A
Source type
NFS and SMB shares
Feature
File shares with CFT
Incremental backup
Incremental backup change source
CFT API
File-level restore
Snapshot management
Pre/post snapshot command execution
Backups sharable over iSCSI
Name-based policy assignment

Ceph RBD

Text
RBD export/RBD-NBD
Minimum version
Red Hat Ceph Storage 4.0+, Ceph nautilus+
Status
In operation (preferred)
Last snapshot kept in provider for inc. backups
Yes
Source type
RBD volume
Feature
Base
Incremental backup
Incremental backup change source
RBD snap-diff
File-level restore
Snapshot management
Pre/post snapshot command execution
Backups sharable over iSCSI
Name-based policy assignment

Nutanix Volume Groups

Text
Disk-attachment
Minimum version
N/A
Status
In operation (preferred)
Last snapshot kept in provider for inc. backups
Yes
Source type
Volume group
Feature
Disk-attachment
Incremental backup
Incremental backup change source
CBT API
File-level restore
Snapshot management
Pre/post snapshot command execution
Backups sharable over iSCSI
Name-based policy assignment

Conditions / Exclusion

File-level-restore: When backing up CentOS 8 with a disk with the GPT partition scheme, you can use file-level restore only on the vProtect node, which also runs on CentOS 8 operating system.
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