External Drive not being backed up

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External Drive not being backed up

Veeam Logoby theJonson » Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:25 pm

I've been testing Veeam Endpoint to backup my home workstation, and have stumbled either a problem, or possibly a feature request.

I'm using a PC with a Drobo 5D attached via USB 3.0, however regardless of job type (entire computer, volume or file) it will not allow me to include it in a job, it will let me specify the Drobo as a target.

So is this a bug, or should this be a feature request to allow endpoint to backup a USB 3.0 attached volume.
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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:12 pm

Hi James,
Feature request - external devices are skipped from processing by design. Thank you for the heads up!
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[MERGED] Feature request: backup local attached USB disk

Veeam Logoby walter.longhi » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:57 am

Hello, I'm testing your product because I'm searching for a backup product that will solve the problem to backup my data that usually I save on external USB disk attached to my laptop.
Standard HD capacity of laptop is often not sufficient to store all our data (photos, videos, etc.), so I think that most of us use external USB HD to store their data.
So I think that it would be very useful if the software will be able to backup data from USB HD attached to the pc, and backup them to another USB disk.
I hope that you will implement my request.
Best regards,
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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:30 pm

Currently it is not possible, however if you would like to backup any other external data (stored not on the local drives), you may want to use this workaround > Feature Request - Backup Mapped Drive
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[MERGED] Mapped drive and external drive

Veeam Logoby Jan1 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:02 pm

Hey,

Is there any chance to have possibility to backup mapped drive and external USB drive in GA ?

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Re: Mapped drive and external drive

Veeam Logoby marco.horstmann » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:27 pm

Hi Jan,

would you like to provide my colleagues some information why this could be a useful feature?

I could imagine that network shares could be difficult because we use Microsoft VSS for creating
our backups and a CBT component to make incremental backups possible.

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:18 pm

You can back it up if the volume is exposed via iSCSI to the Endpoint machine, other than that backing up these volumes currently is not possible.
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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:50 pm

Hello Jan,

Is there any chance to have possibility to backup mapped drive and external USB drive in GA ?

External drives are filtered from the backup sources on the job level. Is there a use case behind your request?
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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Veeam Logoby Jan1 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:51 am

Hello,

Yes, that is my request. Thank you for your interest.

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:40 pm

Jan,

Thanks for the heads up. Your request is carefully noted and will be discussed with the team.
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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Veeam Logoby march » Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:04 am

+1
My laptop contains a main drive but I have replaced the DVD drive by a removable SSD drive. EndPoint can backup both (even if Windows consider it as removable). However, my external USB drive (Archives) is not included and cannot be back up as a volume.
It would be cool to backup all drives visible by windows.
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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:55 pm

Hello Marc,
Good request, thanks. I wonder what type of data is stored your external device?
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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Veeam Logoby IDATAAB » Tue May 12, 2015 4:32 am

I too was extremely disappointed to find that I am unable to backup data on my external USB hard drives. I have two Seagate external USB 3.0 Hdds that I keep all of my files on (documents, pictures) on one and the second drive is empty for just backup. The C:\ drive on my laptop is only the OS.

Yes Endpoint backup does a **GREAT** job backing up the physical OS disk of my computer, but that it does not support backing up attached external drives is a fail.

I'll keep using Endpoint to protect my OS disk, but guess I am back to using good old Windows backups to protect my files.

Come on guys! This is definitely something people want! Hope it is an added feature soon.
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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Tue May 12, 2015 5:23 am

Jeff,

Thanks for your voice! The more people push for requests, the bigger it has a change to get in ;-)

Thanks again

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Re: External Drive not being backed up

Veeam Logoby mcsuran23 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:13 pm 1 person likes this post

I would like to voice my support to get this feature added. That would make this program even better! Thanks for making an awesome product!

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