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individual file backup

Veeam Logoby Perry » Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:54 pm

Can Veeam B&R backup just selected individual files rather than an entire VM? Generational?
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Re: individual file backup

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:03 pm

Correct and there are several ways to do that:

- Veeam Endpoint Backup (with its file backup capabilities)
- Veeam Backup & Replication. File copy job
- Veeam Backup & Replication. Backup job with only certain files included

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Re: individual file backup

Veeam Logoby Perry » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:46 pm

The "File copy job" - from what I read just copies files but does not do application consistent file specific backups that are generational and with retention policies so I don't think this is the solution. Am I wrong on this?

Regarding "Backup job with only certain files included", where do I go do that? Doesn't this still back up the entire VM? I just need one folder backed up but with a generational scheme so I can restore any one file from that folder from a given point and time within the retention policy.
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Re: individual file backup

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:13 am

Am I wrong on this?

It does not have VSS settings, if that's what you're asking for.

Regarding "Backup job with only certain files included", where do I go do that? Doesn't this still back up the entire VM?

Those settings can be found here. The snapshot is created for the entire VM, but only specific files or folders get backed up.

I just need one folder backed up but with a generational scheme so I can restore any one file from that folder from a given point and time within the retention policy.

Veeam Enpdoint Backup with its file level backup seems like a way to go.

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Re: individual file backup

Veeam Logoby Perry » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:30 pm

I see Veeam Enpdoint Backup the free. Is there a paid version too with different feature set?

Can it do generational backup with retention policy?
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Re: individual file backup

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:59 pm

Is there a paid version too with different feature set?

Currently, there is no paid edition. It's coming in Veeam Agent for Windows 2.0 which feature set will vary between editions. Thanks.
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Re: individual file backup

Veeam Logoby Perry » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:03 am

Tried to install Veeam Enpdoint Backup on a Win Server 2016 VM and it won't install. Message is "Operating system not supported or lacks required service pack."
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Re: individual file backup

Veeam Logoby Perry » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:22 am

Trying to back up user profile files which have been redirected to a NAS device. How do I backup a bunch of folders from a network share source? The backup job in VBR only has VMs as a source option.
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Re: individual file backup

Veeam Logoby jmmarton » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:35 am

For your previous post, the new Agent for Windows 2.0 product is required for Windows 2016 support. Endpoint Backup 1.5 does not support Server 2016. As far as backing up files from a CIFS share using VBR, a "file copy" job may be able to do this. Note that file copy jobs do not support shared folders as a source.

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/file_copy_source.html?ver=95

However, if you map the CIFS share to a drive letter on a Windows server, you may be able to copy them. The destination would need to be a Windows server which could also be a Veeam backup repository.

Alternatively you could use a "files to tape" job which allows you to backup folders to tape, including virtual tape libraries. Files to tape jobs directly support using a CIFS share as a source.

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/files_to_tape_files.html?ver=95

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