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Some weeks ago, Veeam has released the first patch for the Backup & Replication 6. The fixed issues are:

  •  Direct SAN Access processing mode does not work for some virtual machines with certain SAN makes and models.
  • Virtual Appliance (Hot Add) processing mode does not work when backup proxy is installed on non-English version of Microsoft Windows.
  • Upgrade related issues affecting jobs created with v5 – poor incremental backup performance, and large VIB file created on the first incremental run.

Also this patch is only available thought the technical support, because is not yet included in a new package (same as the patch for vSphere 5 with Veeam Backup 5.0.2). To be honest, in the official KB there are also the instruction to direct download the patch:

One lack of the KB is that there isn’t a list of the affected SAN (I’ve found that some old EMC Clariion are affected)… so I suggest, if you use SAN mode, to just apply the patch.


Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-24. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-23. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.