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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by bradramsey360 » Dec 01, 2015 7:41 pm

+1 here. Would love to have the ability to backup a CIFS share. Any chance we get an ETA on that?

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by Vitaliy S. » Dec 02, 2015 12:13 pm

No ETA yet, but it is on our radar.

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[MERGED] Feature Request: External drive and USB support

Post by steveo » Dec 18, 2015 4:16 pm

Hello,

Just a feature request to add external drive and USB support including linux extensions as well.

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Re: Feature Request: External drive and USB support

Post by Vitaliy S. » Dec 18, 2015 4:48 pm

Steve, thanks for the feedback! As a workaround for supporting Linux as a backup target, you can use Veeam B&R repositories (if you have this product installed).

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by tblime » Jan 13, 2016 4:04 pm

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.

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by Dima P. » Jan 14, 2016 1:12 pm

Hi Tommy,

I am curious is that a once time action or you are using this external connector on a daily basis. Thanks.

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by JaxIsland7575 » 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.

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by Dima P. » Jan 15, 2016 12:40 pm

Hi Ryan,

Valid use case anyway. For me, external devices are SD cards used in tablets to extend the limited disk capacity but I need more cases to push this feature further :wink:

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by Gruntlord6 » Jan 15, 2016 3:42 pm

I would like to use this to backup drives mounted through an external docking station.

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by JaxIsland7575 » Jan 15, 2016 4:19 pm 1 person likes this post

Hi Dmitry!

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.
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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by Dima P. » Jan 18, 2016 4:52 pm

Thanks guys - all your thoughts are carefully noted! Keep it coming :wink:

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by tblime » Feb 03, 2016 9:45 pm

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...

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by Dima P. » Feb 05, 2016 12:52 pm

Tommy,

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?

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by TroyResources » Feb 09, 2016 6:56 am

You guys been busy with version 9 so following up on my post from Wed Jul 08, 2015

Any updates as yet?
Vitaliy S. wrote:Yes, this is a pretty popular feature request, thanks for your kind words on the existing version.

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by Vitaliy S. » Feb 09, 2016 10:36 am

No updates, as there were no major releases for VEB yet. Thanks!

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by tblime » Feb 10, 2016 5:22 pm 1 person likes this post

Dima P. wrote:Tommy,

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?
That is correct. It would really simplify our retirement/disposal methods and allow us to fold all retiring end-user computers into a central repo. Right now, we backup using best available method, depending on the situation, and the archives are scattered.

Utilizing USB backup via VEB, we could further utilize our Veeam investment and (better) justify the ongoing use of it. :wink:

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by Dima P. » Feb 14, 2016 7:38 pm

Tommy,

Thanks for getting back to us and sharing your thoughts. We will take this feedback to the internal feature discussions for sure!

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by vnavna » Feb 18, 2016 8:01 pm

Has there been any update on an ETA on the addition of this feature yet?

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by Dima P. » Feb 18, 2016 9:03 pm

Hi Steve,

Unfortunately, we do not have any ETA yet. Can you please share your personal use case for this feature request? Thanks in advance.

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by vnavna » Feb 18, 2016 9:27 pm

We use a USB to SATA connection to backup hard drives to a location after an initial install. The only problem is that Veeam Endpoint Backup does not see any storage connected to to a USB as a possible backup source. I have gone and bought a eSATA docking station with eSATA card to be able to backup the drives.
It would be nice to be able to backup from a USB connected drive in the future.

Thanks

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by Gruntlord6 » Apr 14, 2016 8:15 pm

Any updates on this?

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by Mike Resseler » Apr 15, 2016 5:38 am

Hi Dylan,

Nu updates on this yet. We released VEB 1.5 a few weeks ago with some enhancements and fixes (including the much wanted email functionality and more) and started to work on the next version now

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[MERGED] Volume Level Backup of USB Attached Storage

Post by SBGPInstrSpec » Apr 27, 2016 2:05 pm

Hi,

I have seen some requests back in March 2015 regarding this issue. I am curious as to where it currently stands?

I would like to be able to backup either Full, Volume, or File Level of a HDD attached via USB. I can't fathom why a USB attached storage should be treated any differently.

We often have PCs that come close to failing (Windows won't boot, and the HDD is suspect), and the first thing we like to do is remove the HDD, and connect it to a USB-SATA converter.

I see no reason why USB attached storage should be excluded!?

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by Dima P. » Apr 27, 2016 3:02 pm 1 person likes this post

Hi Mike,

Thanks for sharing your use case. This request is in the list of potential improvements, so your vote is counted.

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by asteinba » Jul 04, 2016 12:10 pm

Hey guys,

any updates on this?

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jul 04, 2016 2:50 pm

There were no updates yet. This feature is still on our radar.

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[MERGED] Backup OF (not to) USB-Sticks?

Post by guebert » Jul 29, 2016 3:42 pm

Hallo!

Because we use Veeam Endpoint to backup some of our clients, i'd like to suggest a new feature: Backup USB-Sticks. They might get lost/defect and it seems, that nobody makes backups on regularly basis.

I think of a feature in the Endpoint Client "Backup of removeable storage media". When I connect such a medium, VEB should start copy all data after some minutes of idle (!) time to a backup repository.

It might be useful to have the option, to specify, that only selected sticks will be backed-up (eg "my" personal data stick at my bunch of keys, which is encryped with bitlocker).

What do you think about it?

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by jmcnemar » Jul 31, 2016 3:38 pm

Do you have any news or release dates for enabling back up of internal but always mounted drives on removable media? This is a critical need for those of us who use SD cards or USB in lieu of 'the cloud' to extend the paltry fixed internal storage included with even high end Windows tablets. You need to add that "D:" drive in order to use the tablet to replace a bulky laptop or desktop PC. it may be even larger than your system disk and ideal for storing apps and data. Veeam Endpoint Backup could be a great tool for backing up and recovering, but it is pretty useless if it cannot really back up my entire tablet PC. Even worse, the 'external' limitation is not well known and may be confused with LAN shares, typically an entirely different animal not used to store executables for a device with mobile capabilities. Many users of your current product may actually think it is backing up all of the storage physically contained on their devices and only discover it is not when they need to recover. Please at least add the capability for backup of supplemental permanent storage as used in tablet PCs. Thank you
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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by Dima P. » Jul 31, 2016 3:50 pm

Hi guys,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts regarding this feature request – its highly appreciated. We will discuss your feedback with the team.

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Post by oyvindo » Aug 11, 2016 10:26 pm

Dima P. wrote:Thanks for sharing your thoughts regarding this feature request – its highly appreciated. We will discuss your feedback with the team.
@Dima P. You've been saying this for over a year now! Isn't it high time your team actually gets around to doing what we all are asking for? I mean - how hard can it be ?!?
According to Windows 10 Disk Manager, external USB volumes are equally valid volumes as are internal HDD's. This should be a piece of cake and a walk in the park to implement!

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