vSAN Backup Products Compatibility

Which Backup Products are Compatible with vSAN?

vSAN is hyper-converged solution which provided by VMware to reduce implementation and maintenance costs of virtualization solutions. Currently, many companies and organizations using vSAN and SAN together to delivering storage space for services.

vSAN needs special configurations on vSAN nodes and actually there is also some limitations when you have vSAN in your environments.

You know, there is many third-party solutions and software as backup and replication suit for vSphere environments. But please consider that any third-party is not compatible with vSAN.

Hopefully, VMWare publish a list of compatible backup and replication software with vSAN, there is some of backup and replication leaders in the list.

Compatible Backup Products List

The below backup and replication products are compatible with vSAN as VMware mentioned in its knowledge base:

  • Veritas NetBackup 8.1.1
  • Veritas NetBackup 8.1.2
  • Best practices on DELL EMC NetWorker 9.2
  • Best practices on DELL EMC NetWorker 9.1
  • Druva Phoenix
  • Actifio Sky
  • Commvault Data Protection
  • Veeam Backup & Replication
  • Rubrik Cloud Data Management
  • DELL EMC Avamar 7.5

The above products have been mentioned by VMware but you should read the above products document for make sure about compatibility and also the list will be updated by VMware.

If your backup and replication software is not listed, please refer to its documents.

See Also

HPE Server Options Compatibility Tool

[Review]: What’s vSphere PMEM

[Review]: NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.0

Compatible VMware Products – vSphere 6.5


  1. Veritas NetBackup 8.1.1 with VMware vSAN datastores (55068)
  2. Best practices on DELL EMC NetWorker 9.2 VMware Integration (52050)
  3. Best practices on DELL EMC NetWorker 9.1 VMware Integration (2149750)
  4. Druva Phoenix support to backup and restore virtual machines hosted on vSAN datastore (51601)
  5. Actifio Sky support to backup and restore virtual machines hosted on vSAN (52043)
  6. Commvault Data Protection for virtual machines deployed on VMware vSAN data stores (52867)
  7. Veeam Backup & Replication (52533)
  8. Veeam backup and replication with vSAN datastores (2149874)
  9. Rubrik Cloud Data Management with vSAN (56429)
  10. DELL EMC Avamar 7.5 (52046)
  11. Back up and restore of VMs deployed on a vSAN datastore using DELL EMC Avamar (2149872)
  12. Veritas NetBackup 8.1.2 with VMware vSAN datastores (56498)
  13. Backup products compatible with vSAN (56975)

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