Backing Up To Multiple Destinations

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Backing Up To Multiple Destinations

Veeam Logoby AlexLeadingEdge » Wed May 04, 2016 3:01 am

I was looking at these two links today and I was wondering if it is possible to script VEEAM Endpoint Backup 1.5 to do a Full Backup to a second location? I really like this new feature but I don't want to have to do it manually every day or so, and that is where a Windows Scheduler script would come in handy.

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/endpoint/1 ... ation.html
veeam-endpoint-backup-f33/feature-request-backup-to-multiple-destination-t24620.html
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Re: Backing Up To Multiple Destinations

Veeam Logoby togenshi » Wed May 04, 2016 4:55 am

You can use B+R repositories to create Backup Copy jobs to another location.
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Re: Backing Up To Multiple Destinations

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed May 04, 2016 12:38 pm

Hi,

Check Performing Backup with Command Line Interface article. You can create a standalone full backup to local folder or shared folder via cmd, so it’s possible to set a customer script and add in to task scheduler.
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Re: Backing Up To Multiple Destinations

Veeam Logoby AlexLeadingEdge » Sun May 08, 2016 11:40 pm

@Togenshi The company is a small business, they can't afford B&R. If they could afford it I would of course recommend it as it is a good product, we use it for all the virtuals servers on RAID arrays.

@Dima This is excellent! Is it also possible to do a one off full backup to a location (as a starting reference) and then do an incremental to the same location using a script? I tried this script but it didn't work:

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C:\Windows\system32>"C:\Program Files\Veeam\Endpoint Backup\Veeam.EndPoint.Manager.exe" /backup C:\secondbackuplocation\


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[09.05.2016 10:58:01] <01> Error    Invalid args: unknown argument [C:\secondbackuplocation]
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Re: Backing Up To Multiple Destinations

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon May 09, 2016 10:07 am

C:\secondbackuplocation\


Have you created this folder prior the script execution?
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Re: Backing Up To Multiple Destinations

Veeam Logoby AlexLeadingEdge » Sun May 15, 2016 9:20 pm

Yes :) I also tried C:\secondbackuplocation\ within quotation marks.
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Re: Backing Up To Multiple Destinations

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon May 16, 2016 12:55 pm

Now I get it - you are trying to use the /backup key (for incremental backup) in conjunction with backup to another location key which is impossible.

You can create an incremental ad-hoc backup to the location specified in the job settings or you can create a full backup to the desired location.

For last option, you should use this command:
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"C:\Program Files\Veeam\Endpoint Backup\Veeam.EndPoint.Manager.exe" /standalone C:\secondbackuplocation\
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Re: Backing Up To Multiple Destinations

Veeam Logoby AlexLeadingEdge » Tue May 17, 2016 4:33 am

Thank you for the confirmation Dima :)
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