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"Bare metal restore" possible with Volume Backup

Post by tas » Feb 20, 2016 2:27 pm

Hi again,

I got VEB up and running and was facing the "issue" already mentioned in this thread (veeam-endpoint-backup-f33/external-esat ... 25042.html). I know that Veeam can't determine whether esata-drives are internal or external drives so I have to choose "volume level backup" for my c-drive. The manual states that the "hidden" partitions are saved automatically.
I wanted to use VEB with the possibility to do a bare metal restore in case of hardware failure. Will it still be possible to perform a bare metal restore with volume level backup? Will the MBR of my system harddrive be saved when using this option?

Thanks in advance for your help

tas

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Re: "Bare metal restore" possible with Volume Backup

Post by Dima P. » Feb 21, 2016 4:42 pm 1 person likes this post

Hi tas,

VEB detects the ESATA drive the same way its presented to the OS, however, since it’s always visible to the OS as a local drive – it’s always treated as an internal device instead of the external one.
The manual states that the "hidden" partitions are saved automatically.
As long as all system partitions (like EFI or System Reserved) are included in addition to the system volume, it should be possible to perform the Bare Metal Recovery.

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Re: "Bare metal restore" possible with Volume Backup

Post by tas » Feb 21, 2016 8:55 pm

Does this also include the master boot record? Would you recommend to use an USB-disk instead to create a full backup?

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Re: "Bare metal restore" possible with Volume Backup

Post by Dima P. » Feb 23, 2016 12:48 pm 1 person likes this post

Yes, as I wrote before make sure that while selecting volumes System Reserved partition or EFI partition are checked (btw they are by default checked whenever you select the system volume). External devices as a backup target are good backup teargets since they are not affected by hardware failures that may happen with internal devices.

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Re: "Bare metal restore" possible with Volume Backup

Post by tas » Feb 23, 2016 5:03 pm

Thank you, Dima P.!

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Re: "Bare metal restore" possible with Volume Backup

Post by Dima P. » Feb 24, 2016 11:38 am 1 person likes this post

You are welcome. If any questions arise - do not hesitate asking!

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