Entire computer vs. volume level backup

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Entire computer vs. volume level backup

Veeam Logoby omfk » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:32 pm

Hello,

what is the difference in time needed for a backup between "entire computer" vs. "volume level backup"? Or does this have only small influence on the backup time?

We have a W2012 server with a ~2.5TB file service, where I would like to exclude certain folders. At the moment they are all clustered around the file service, but I would create an extra volume for them. Can I create then a daily backup schedule every day but the excluded files only once a week (they consist some kind of archive only)?

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Re: Entire computer vs. volume level backup

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:57 pm

Hi Frank,

Entire PC backup is a volume backup with all the volumes checked by default. It ensures that Bare Metal Restore will work, however you can go for volume level backup and select windows partition and the system partition - that would work too.
Can I create then a daily backup schedule every day but the excluded files only once a week (they consist some kind of archive only)?

There is only one backup job, so you can configure source and schedule only once.
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Re: Entire computer vs. volume level backup

Veeam Logoby omfk » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:03 pm

Thanks for the clarification for both issues.

Do you have a suggestion how I could achieve different schedules for different sources?

How would I achieve this functionality if the file server would be a virtualized one?

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Re: Entire computer vs. volume level backup

Veeam Logoby rekun » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:41 pm

Hi Frank

If you were running Veeam Backup & Replication and backing up virtualised servers, you could create different jobs (like a daily job and a weekly job) with different settings to accomplise your goal.
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Re: Entire computer vs. volume level backup

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:15 am

Do you have a suggestion how I could achieve different schedules for different sources?

In VEB, only by manually changing the backup settings.
How would I achieve this functionality if the file server would be a virtualized one?

Rene is right. If the file server is virtualized, you can use our flagship product Veeam Backup and Replication.
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Re: Entire computer vs. volume level backup

Veeam Logoby omfk » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:12 pm

Thanks to both of you. We already have an Veeam Essential license for our virtualized servers up and running. Time to change the fileserver, too.

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Re: Entire computer vs. volume level backup

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:47 pm

Frank,

Glad to hear. Let us know how it goes or if you face any questions. Cheers!
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