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Full Name: Eric Betancourt
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External eSATA drive detected as internal disk

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When trying to configure an Entire Computer backup to an external eSATA drive, I get the following error:


Unable to perform entire computer backup to an internal disk

I'm able to create a Volume level backup of just my OS drive with no problems to the external eSATA drive. Not sure what to suggest to fix this in the future. Better eSATA drive detection? Ability to label/tag drives inside of Veeam Endpoint Backup as external?

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Re: External eSATA drive detected as internal disk

Post by Dima P. »

Hello Eric,
This is expected behavior since eSATA drive could no be recognized by the system as a removable drive – instead it’s visible to the operating system as an internal drive. If you want to use eSATA drive please use volume level backup.

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