by tblime » Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:04 pm people like this post
To add another use case. We use Endpoint to backup retired laptops. I ran into a case today where the original OS was too trashed to run the backup so I am pulling the drive to backup using using a USB to SATA connector. Will have to use different product to accomplish the backup though.
by JaxIsland7575 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:03 pm 1 person likes this post
I will jump in on Tommy's post, I have single use cases where I have pulled a hard drive, used a cradle to usb to connect to another PC and would like to take a backup of it. I have never seen it as a daily use but I have seen a need for it for one time backups.
by JaxIsland7575 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:19 pm 1 person likes this post
I have a case with 3 drives that are rotated through a USB docking station attached to a PC. If I was able to back up those USB connected drives and get that backup data into a repository that would be great.
by tblime » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:45 pm people like this post
Sorry I didn't respond sooner. This kind of falls on and off the radar. The question posed was if this is a daily or one time issue. It's not daily by any means but I wouldn't consider it a one time occurrence either as we only NEED to use USB drives as backup sources when the drive or OS is trashed. I could envision us setting up a dedicated system to connect HDDs USB to SATA connector and utilize it for all archive system backups. (We would never need to boot the systems, only retrieve user data down the road.) The dedicated system would be a lot easier than install VEB on each retiring system just to run a backup...
by Dima P. » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:52 pm people like this post
Thanks for getting back to us! It sounds like performing one time backup (not affected by retention, or at least USB volumes should be always merged and never erased unless user wants it) and archive the USB data in central location, right?