External Drive not being backed up

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Veeam Logoby bradramsey360 » Tue 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

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed 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

Veeam Logoby steveo » Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:16 pm

Hello,

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

Many Thanks
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Re: Feature Request: External drive and USB support

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri 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

Veeam Logoby tblime » Wed 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

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu 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

Veeam Logoby 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.

Cheers!

PS- sorry for hijacking the tommy's post!
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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri 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

Veeam Logoby Gruntlord6 » Fri 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

Veeam Logoby JaxIsland7575 » Fri 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

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon 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

Veeam Logoby tblime » Wed 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

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri 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

Veeam Logoby TroyResources » Tue 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

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:36 am

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