Backup USB Drives

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Re: Backup USB Drives

Veeam Logoby nchand » Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:58 pm

Curious if there has been any more consideration to adding this feature?
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Re: Backup USB Drives

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:06 pm

Hello nchand,

We are still in discussions regarding this functionality. May I ask how frequently you are going to back up your USB device? Should this backup be deleted by regular retention? Cheers!
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Re: Backup USB Drives

Veeam Logoby nchand » Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:45 pm

This device would be backed up nightly, and would follow normal retention rules.

Really, I want to achieve the configuration I posted here: veeam-endpoint-backup-f33/3tb-offsite-repository-t29718.html

Just so happens that my source storage is USB, so I cannot try this out yet.
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Re: Backup USB Drives

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:36 pm

Thanks. The feature request is still in discussion, so any input is highly appritiated!
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Re: Backup USB Drives

Veeam Logoby mhg » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:29 pm

Thanks. As far as nchand's reply is concerned: me too :-) (i.e. nightly, normal retention rules).
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Re: Backup USB Drives

Veeam Logoby jakubj » Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:04 am

Just wondering, how VEB will react when we will mount external USB drive in NTFS folder and choose entire computer backup? In my case I can see those files in vbk, but I'm not sure now if it's not some kind of glitch... ;-)

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Re: Backup USB Drives

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:38 am

Jakub, external drives are not backed up. Here is an existing topic about that > External Drive not being backed up
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Re: Backup USB Drives

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:21 am

we will mount external USB drive in NTFS folder

Such folder is going to be treated as a symlink and will be backed up. However, once restored it will be a regular folder without any files inside (since files reside your external drive).
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Re: Backup USB Drives

Veeam Logoby smoore33 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:42 pm

Another example of the need to back up USB-attached drives are laptops that use USB-attached SD memory as just another disk for extra storage space. The data in that memory needs to be backed up on the NAS every bit as much as the system drive does. For many applications, this is a show stopper for your otherwise valuable product. I hope that Gostev's comment that this should probably be done is going to happen.
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Re: Backup USB Drives

Veeam Logoby nchand » Wed May 04, 2016 5:32 pm 1 person likes this post

Any progress on this from the development teams? Volume or even file-level backup of external USB devices would finally allow me to be able to use this product and have it backup my endpoints to my central VBR repository.
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Re: Backup USB Drives

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed May 04, 2016 8:19 pm

nchand, there are no updates since release of v1.5, however we do keep it mind this feature for future major releases.
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Re: Backup USB Drives

Veeam Logoby SamVan » Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:29 pm

Since the last post on this chain goes back to May 4, 2016, I would like to also post an inquiry from the Veeam team participation in this discussion:
Has there been any serious consideration to include backing up attached USB drives? We have a business need to do so. Any chance that the feature will be added in the new release of VEB?
Thank you.
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Re: Backup USB Drives

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:25 am

Hi Sam,

This feature is planned but I cant provide any ETA at the moment.
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Re: Backup USB Drives

Veeam Logoby Maddodae » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:36 am

Hi All,

some time has passed, but it seems that Veeam Endpoint Backup still is not supporting USB-drives as source.
Any ideas, WHEN this will happen?

BR,
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Re: Backup USB Drives

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:51 pm

Hi Martin,

Probably this feature won’t be introduced in the upcoming release of Veeam Agent for Windows 2.0
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