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Boot Disc

Veeam Logoby dbain » Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:36 pm

Hello,

I am wondering if you need to have one recovery boot disc for every installation that is used. If I have this installed on five machines, will I need to have five recovery boot discs, and keep track of which machine they belong to?
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Re: Boot Disc

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:04 pm

Hello Daniel,
Generally, it’s recommended to create recovery media for every type of the OS you are using in your environment. If you want a “unified” recovery media for multiple computers that run the same OS make sure they have the same hardware configurations – otherwise do not collect the drivers during the recovery media creation process and load them manually during bare metal recovery.
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Re: Boot Disc

Veeam Logoby dbain » Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:24 pm

So, just so I understand perfectly, a boot disc created on a win7 install of VEB, would not work with a win8 recover?
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Re: Boot Disc

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:46 pm

It depends on the set of drivers and hardware used for creating the recovery media. Every particular case should be verified first. Thanks!
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Re: Boot Disc

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:28 pm

Some drivers from windows 7 might not be compatible with windows 8.1 and in case they are injected upon recovery it may lead to system conflicts. That’s why you can uncheck the box ‘collect storage and network drivers’ in the recovery media creation wizard and load the drivers from installation media while booted the Veeam Recovery Media.
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