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Backup on hidden volume

Veeam Logoby Ramis » Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:38 pm

It would be great feature to backup on hidden volume like in Windows 7 backup utility. Because for now most vulnerable for troyan coders are account managers PCs. And last ones coding all type of files, even account databases. In Win8 backup feature is gone. Very sad. So please include this feature in new relesaes of Endpoint Backup
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Re: Backup on hidden volume

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:40 pm

Hello and welcome to the community Ramis,

To clarify, you what to use a volume without any mount point as a backup destination is that correct?
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Re: Backup on hidden volume

Veeam Logoby Ramis » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:53 am 1 person likes this post

Yes. This is correct. Like in windows7 Arhivation and Backup was offering to create separate container
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Re: Backup on hidden volume

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:43 am

Valid request indeed. Thanks!
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Re: Backup on hidden volume

Veeam Logoby mkaec » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:19 pm

+1 for this. I'd like to keep the drive unmounted just to keep it from cluttering My Computer and the Save/Open dialogs.
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Re: Backup on hidden volume

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:40 pm

drive unmounted

Out of curiosity, are you talking about the NAS or USB drive? Thanks
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Re: Backup on hidden volume

Veeam Logoby mkaec » Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:24 pm

In my case, I like to build systems with extra internal disks dedicated to backup. It's an inexpensive way to cover 99% of the system's backup needs.

For friends and family, I tried the USB route, and they ended up never plugging it in. Being able to back up to a volume lacking a drive letter would be especially helpful here. I don't need them browsing into the backup files out of curiosity...or asking "what's this extra drive for again?"
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Re: Backup on hidden volume

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:22 pm

Being able to back up to a volume lacking a drive letter would be especially helpful here.

You could mount it as a folder somewhere in the hidden location :wink:
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Re: Backup on hidden volume

Veeam Logoby mkaec » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:53 pm

Dima P. wrote:You could mount it as a folder somewhere in the hidden location :wink:


That's not a bad solution. Though, I would prefer support in VEB for unmounted volumes, as that would be cleaner and easier.

On the server side (where Windows Backup still exists), the setup wizard actually guides the user toward using an unmounted volume to discourage users from putting data on the backup drive or directing backups to a data drive.
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Re: Backup on hidden volume

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:20 am

Understood. Thanks Marc
Though, I would prefer support in VEB for unmounted volumes, as that would be cleaner and easier.

Counted as additional vote for a backup to unmounted volumes. Cheers!
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