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Backup software that could backup at vm level yet look inside luks encrypted lvm volume of guess linux os for individual file restores?

Backup software that could backup at vm level yet look inside luks encrypted lvm volume of guess linux os for individual file restores?  

Now that we are on the VMware I would like to be able to use a backup software that can backup at the VMware level.   However I have linux guests and I have to have them disk encrypted.  This does two very annoying things.  First it destroys the compression.... And second I have to restore an entire virtual machine just to get at one file.  

Any backup software suggestions that can get around this?
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalCommented:
Have you tried Veeam Backup ?

The latest edition version 9.5 also includes the updated Agent for Linux.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Anything which encrypts in the VM OS, is going to stop any granular file restore, when the VMDK is backed up.

You will need to use software inside the OS.

and backups can be slow, if using Agents in VMs.
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XetroximynAuthor Commented:
Anything which encrypts in the VM OS, is going to stop any granular file restore, when the VMDK is backed up.

I would think that in theory such a backup software could exist.... not sure if it does.... but I don't see any reason why a backup software (if provided with the luks password) couldn't do file level restores.  They would need to be vmdk and luks and lvm aware.... but it seems possible.  :-)
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Discuss with vendor.
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