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backup of vhd disk using agent in windows server

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I'm using community version of veeam with agent to backup data from windows server. There is one virtual disk in **.vhd file stored on drive C and encrypted with bitlocker. When it connected and unlocked - it available in the system as H drive. Veeam creating full copy of drive C (including .vhd file), but does not creating copy of drive H. Why?

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Hi Vsevolod,

Microsoft VSS does not work with mounted VHD drives, thus disk becomes invisible for backup applications.

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There is no solution to make it working?

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Hello vsevolod,

Is there a way to mount such volume via iSCSI? Cheers!

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Re: backup of vhd disk using agent in windows server

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Here is the procedure:
1. Add iSCSI Target role to the server (Server Manager - Add Roles - File and Storage Services - iSCSI Target Server + iSCSI Target Storage Provider)
2. Detach VHD under Disk Management
3. Run Import iSCSI Virtual Disk under Server Manager - File and Storage Services - iSCSI - Tasks
4. Under Initiators tab, add server itself(so it will have access to that target)
5. Connect to itself using iSCSI Initiator Target: your_server_name
6. Bring disk online under Disk Management

After that you will have working iSCSI disk where VSS works by design and that can be backed up with Veeam Agent.

/Cheers!

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