I have been investigating using veeam for backups of our Virtual Machines. It can do a direct SAN backup which is pretty cool, but it makes me nervous that you have to give read\write access to the volumes that it talks to (When you are using equalLogic, Veeam only needs read). I would like it if the EqualLogic could have different ACL’s for the different initiators. (You can do this at the volume level but not the initiator as far as I can tell)
So, for example my ESX servers would all have read write to the shared volume. And my veeam server would only have read access to the shared volume.
Of course my feature request for veeam now is to quiesce the VM, sql\exchnage VSS ect… and then trigger the EqualLogic snapshot, and backup from it instead! That would be cool!