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Unable to create recovery media for Server

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I have been able to create the recovery media for all of my workstations, but when I attempt to "Create recovery media" for my Server, I encounter the error "Cannot find backup file for Server".

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Re: Unable to create recovery media for Server

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Hi,

Do you have a backup file present for that server?

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Re: Unable to create recovery media for Server

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At the time I posted this, I did not. So I ran a backup but the option to "Create recovery media" is greyed out.

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Re: Unable to create recovery media for Server

Post by Mildur » 1 person likes this post

Check the prerequisites. Not every Job Configuration let you create a Recovery Media in the vbr console:

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... ml?ver=110
You can create a Veeam Recovery Media for a protected computer in Veeam Backup & Replication if the following conditions are met:

A protected computer runs a Microsoft Windows OS.

A full backup file of one of the following backup types was created for the protected computer on the target location by a Veeam Agent backup job:

- Entire computer backup

- Volume-level backup of the computer OS data (created with the Operating system option selected in the backup job settings) or computer system volume

- File-level backup of the computer OS data created with the Operating system option selected in the backup job settings
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Re: Unable to create recovery media for Server

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Jadon,

Simply put: you must have at least one full backup of the machine's operating system to create recovery media from the backup. Cheers!

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Re: Unable to create recovery media for Server

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Ok, that makes sense. Before I do that, is the recovery media interchangeable between stations? In other words, I have two workstations with the version of Windows 10. Can I just create one rescue media ISO and use it on either? Would rescue media from Windows 10 even work for my server?

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Re: Unable to create recovery media for Server

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Jadon,

It's ok to keep one recovery media per OS type. Just keep in mind that you might need to load network or storage drivers for different hardware configurations. Cheers!

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