Veeam backups - Does cloning a VM consolidate/remove "ALL" of the Veeam backups ?

Hi I was going to restore a Production VM with VM due to a config error/problem we cant resolve and want to go to a rollback.

Before I did so I thought - "bright spark" :(  - take a clone of the VM. - Now it came to mind that I may have just destroyed all snapshots that the veeam backup relies on. ? - Is this how Veeam works - will cloning destroy all snapshots/backups - I tried to cancel the clone but too late it says disks consolidated - I'm hoping I am misunderstanding how Veeam works

The Veeam is done by our service provider.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Cloning does merge all the snapshots, but this should not be a problem for any backup product including Veeam.

You never want a VM running on a snapshot permamently, the performance is poor, and the snapshot could end up filling the datastore, which will cause the VM to fail.

Most backup productions including Veeam use the snapshot method to perform backups, and then copy the parent virtual machine disk to an archive.

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philb19Author Commented:
Great thanks again Andrew :)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
no problems!
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