I hope you could clarify this for me, I am currently working with some one who has a very old Veeam backup server currently running version 5 and we can not upgrade at the moment.
The Veeam backup is configured as "application aware" so VSS should pause I/O to the SQL server data base to during the backup. At the moment backups appear to fail when SQL VSS writer service is running however as soon as I disable the service the backup appears to complete successfully with no errors. Since we have no support for Veeam at the moment I hope some one could answer this for me, does Veeam require the SQL VSS writer service to backup recover the VM at a later date? Or can I leave it disabled?