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Endpoint Backup and Windows 7 Embedded

Veeam Logoby remko.de.koning » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:11 am

Hi guys,

Best Wishes for 2016!

Today we tried to create a backup of a Windows 7 embedded machine.
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This Windows Embedded machine will be installed later on into a container carrier.
To be able to recover the machine quickly in case of an "disaster" we installed Veeam Endpoint Backup.
When we tried to create the recovery media, the following error showed.

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Does anyone have any experience with this? What does it mean and can we solve it? Is Windows Embedded edition supported by Veeam Endpoint backup?

Thanks for any thoughts you might have.

Remko
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Re: Endpoint Backup and Windows 7 Embedded

Veeam Logoby PTide » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:35 am

Hi,

Such behaviour is expected - please refer to helpcenter article ("NOTE" section):

In some cases, Windows Recovery Environment components may be missing on the system, and Veeam Endpoint Backup will not find them during the Veeam Recovery Media creation. In such case you will be prompted to do one of the following:
▪Insert the Windows Installation Media so that Veeam Endpoint Backup can load the necessary components from it.
▪Download and install Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (MS ADK).

Note that the Veeam Recovery Media created with MS ADK components will not contain the following tools:
▪Windows Recovery Environment
▪Memory Diagnostic
▪Startup Repair


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Re: Endpoint Backup and Windows 7 Embedded

Veeam Logoby remko.de.koning » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:44 am

Thanks for the prompt feedback. We will give this a try.
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Re: Endpoint Backup and Windows 7 Embedded

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:29 pm

Hi,

Just in case you dont have the instalation CD - ADK can be downloaded from here.
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Re: Endpoint Backup and Windows 7 Embedded

Veeam Logoby remko.de.koning » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:26 pm 1 person likes this post

We got it working. It was as simple as mounting a virtual Win7 DVD and pointing Veeam to it.
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[MERGED] Windows 7 embedded support?

Veeam Logoby auser42 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:11 pm

I don' think windows 7 Embedded has VSS. Is there anyway to disable VSS and still get crash-consistent in the Endpoint Backup?
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[MERGED] Re: Windows 7 embedded support?

Veeam Logoby PTide » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:13 pm

Hi,
Is there anyway to disable VSS and still get crash-consistent in the Endpoint Backup?
No, that is not possible. VSS snapshot is what lets Veeam Endpoint to make backups consistent. Without it your backup would be of the same state as if you just tried to copy all the files with Ctrl+C. Also AFAIK VSS is still present in Embedded Windows 7 although it's a removable component.

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Re: Endpoint Backup and Windows 7 Embedded

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:44 pm

Hello Matt,

Agree with Pavel. Is it possible to test if the backup is working on your win7 embedded edition, as users above reported that they were able to successfully backup their machine. Kindly, don’t forget to update this thread with the results. Thank you in advance.
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[MERGED] Embedded support

Veeam Logoby Smajkiland » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:05 am

Hi,

has anyone have experiences with backup windows embedded standard SP1?
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Re: Endpoint Backup and Windows 7 Embedded

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:41 am

Hi Smajkiland,

It should be working fine, check this thread.
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