Backup of USB drive

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Backup of USB drive

Veeam Logoby mbjnet » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:53 pm

Hi.
I've installed Veeam Agent on my home PC for testing. I have a USB drive connnected where I store my personal data. With Veeam Agent it appears that its not possible to backup these data, because the GUI allows me only to selected internal systemdrives. Will you make it possible to select USB drives as a backup source sometime soon? :)
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Re: Backup of USB drive

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:21 pm

Hello mbjnet,

Thanks for the feedback! VAW does not support external media as a source but we keep tracking this request very attentively.
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Re: Backup of USB drive

Veeam Logoby ChrisRoad » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:22 pm

Would be one of the features on my with list as well.
At least file based backups should be possible without any big changes to the Veeam agent, at least according to my technical knowledge ;)
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Re: Backup of USB drive

Veeam Logoby jglodoski » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:03 pm

I also agree that it would be very beneficial for us to include USB storage drives in the Agent backup source selection.
We have one client that has a system that must remain on BackupAssist due to requiring this functionality.

I'd love to have everything consolidated into Veeam, but they won't sign off on an internal drive addition or a virtualization project, so for the foreseeable future the only way we could get off BackupAssist entirely is to have the Agent let us select USB drives for backup.
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Re: Backup of USB drive

Veeam Logoby boatmn810 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:54 pm

Please add usb drive support to VAW.
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Re: Backup of USB drive

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:39 pm

Thanks for your feedback folks - we keep tracking this request very attentively.
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Re: Backup of USB drive

Veeam Logoby pmckay » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:51 am

I would be interested in the ability to backup a source USB drive as well.
Thanks!
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Re: Backup of USB drive

Veeam Logoby Billie » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:36 pm

Also would really like this feature, I have a big raid 1 usb drive where I keep some not so critical data that I would like to backup
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Re: Backup of USB drive

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:14 pm

Hello and welcome to the community Billie.

Can you please clarify, if it’s enough for your case to take a one-time full backup of your USB device or you would like this data to be included in the regular backup chain? Thanks.
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