cannot backp to internal disk

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cannot backp to internal disk

Veeam Logoby RyGy7 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:55 pm

OK, I understand why you wouldn't want to backup to the local disk that might fail. But what about the event where its a second disk? or in my case an iSCSI drive that appears to winodows as F:\

This seems like it should work and short sited by Veeam, or am I missing something?

Edit: I can backup volume but not the entire computer...I would like to be able to do a bare metal restore, i haven't tested based just on a volume.
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Re: cannot backp to internal disk

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:04 am

Hello Shawn,

If you still want to backup entire system to the internal drive, you can go to Volume Level backup mode and just select all volumes in the system. I believe that should do it, but keep in mind that this is not a recommended approach.
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Re: cannot backp to internal disk

Veeam Logoby RyGy7 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:14 am

Thanks Dima, by not recommended......does that mean my restore might now work? It's kinda a large drive so hard to test without spending some $$$ on a new drive.
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Re: cannot backp to internal disk

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:58 pm

It’s not recommended because if your system crashes due the hard drive being corrupted you will lose the backup files as well (i.e. do not keep all eggs in one basket rule)
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Re: cannot backp to internal disk

Veeam Logoby RyGy7 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:48 am

an iscsi SAN is not local to the machine.....it only appears that way to the OS.
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Re: cannot backp to internal disk

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:11 pm

Then you are good to go. If there was a possibility to select the Entire computer, your iSCSI volume should be included into backup (because it appears as a local volume for OS) and since it’s a backup location I don’t think you would like to backup the backup location, right?
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