Can I uncheck the "Independent" mode check box without risk of data loss on a VM disk that needs to be availible for snapshots?

I am getting a backup (Veeam 7.0) report that states that one of the disks on my production SQL server is not being processed because it is in Independent mode. The problem is that Independent disks are unaffected by snapshots and the backup routine requires snapshots of the VM and virtual disks before processing.  It appears that I can shut down the VM and change the mode quite easily but I'm hesitant to do so without knowing whether or not it could put data on the disk at risk.  Is this just a routine disk operation?
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Independant disk just mean "can't be snaphot", with 2 different options (persistent or not, which means do i keep datas written to disk while reverting to a snapshot, or not)

No risk - just shut down the vm, and make sure you don't have any other snapshot left on this vm (but if i remember correctly checkbox would be greyed).

(... just to be sure :  you're not using RDMs in the physical compatibility mode, right ? :)


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.