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Windows Server Backup - without VSS

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Hi,

is it possible to backup a large volume (over 64TB) on a physical Windows 2016 server with the Windows Agent from Backup and Replication 9.5?

VSS will fail due to the size of the volume, so can we run a backup job without using VSS please?

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Hello,
and welcome to the forums.

Unfortunately that's not possible with the agent. The only workaround I can suggest is to wait for NAS backup and do a backup via SMB protocol.

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Re: Windows Server Backup - without VSS

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Hi,
thanks a lot for such a quick reply.

Is there an expected date for NAS backup please?

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Re: Windows Server Backup - without VSS

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Hi,
end of 2019 is the plan (as always: it ships when it's done)

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Has anything changed in the last two years? Or is VSS still mandatory for agent based backups (file-level)?

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everything the same for the Veeam Agent for Windows. As mentioned earlier, NAS backup can work without VSS

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That's true. But I would have planned to use an agent backup so that it can be included in a backup to tape job.
NAS backups can't go to tape, and also File to tape is not working for that case, as the target it a GFS pool.

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as the original question was about 64TB volumes: with V11 and integrated storage systems (the ones that have Veeam / VMware integration)... there you can go beyond the 64TB limit by using the off-host proxy for agent-based backup. https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... ml?ver=110

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It's also about the 64TB limitation in that case.
Storage Integration would be a great idea, didn't know that you can circumvent the limit there, but it's a standalone system.

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