Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

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Veeam Logoby ITWIZ » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:58 am

yes, it would be nice, on servers without something to install. If a server is down and no open files are open to do a backup.

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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:42 pm

itwiz,

Thanks for the clarification. Counted as a feature request.
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Novox » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:53 pm

I would also love to see this as a feature... Currently, we have to jump through hoops with BartPE and Acronis True Image to create an image of a computer. It would be amazing if the Veeam Recovery Media could actually create images.
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Novox » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:19 pm

Another use case, which I didn't seem to read in this thread. Backing up Windows Server 2008 or earlier! If backups could be performed from the recovery media, you've just made VEB compatible with all [windows?] operating systems!

I recently had a Windows Server 2003 (yes, I know, retired, considered dead by Microsoft) that I needed to backup, but I couldn't even install VEB. VEB rules by the way, as in... It's my go-to imaging/backup solution. Ever since Microsoft dropped Home Server with bare metal restore, I've found nothing as good as VEB to replace that functionality.
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby mausger » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:05 pm

This would be definitely a good Feature.
We often have Computers that do not boot any more.
Then we first make an Offline Backup before we Recover the PC to restore existing data which was on the PC afterwards.

Also sometimes we have PCs that we do not want to "touch" too much, because of critical Status and so it is better to take an Offline Backup rather than install the Backup Software first.

We used this Feature very much with Symantec System Recovery, which has it. But now we are Veeam Fans and want to get rid of Symantec (Veritas) products.
So guys this Feature would be great.
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby cadey » Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:13 pm

Count me in on offline backup from the VEB Recovery Media. Like many others, we would like to complete backups of non-booting systems and/or systems we'd rather not touch too much. :)
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Skyview » Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:57 am

Also second this request.

When triaging a failing system it's nice to do a complete backup without having to boot the OS which is unstable. This was a MAJOR reason why Norton/Symantec Ghost was so popular for so, so long.
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Anguel » Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:54 am

+1 for this request. Still have to use other backup tools to achieve clean standalone backups outside the running OS.
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby chaycock » Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:27 pm

+1 as well
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:02 pm

Thanks for pushing guys but please don’t forget to post your personal use case – it makes your feedback priceless and helps a lot during internal discussions.
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Jonathan » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:01 pm

+1 for offline backups.

My use case would be a project for which we need to recall 250+ laptops, backup the entire contents, wipe the local hard drive and re-image the machine. In case an end user forgot to backup something important, we could rely on backup images. The major benefit over something like USMT or any other form of online backup tool would be speed, simplicity and reliability.
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby JasperZ » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:13 pm

Would also like this, the main usage is as a technician here.
Creating a backup before working on/reinstalling a computer, just to be safe, trying to be as little invasive as possible.
It would also get used on manufacturer supplied machines with very specific and very expensive (research/measuring) software. In some cases, I think the user doesn't even have admin access.
If it had that, it seems it would make top of the list. WinPE + free + easy to use, hard to beat.
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby rgreen83 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:10 pm

Would like to +1 as well.

Shadowprotect had (or maybe still has, we don't use SP anymore) a product for this, it wasn't part of the recovery image but a separate product called Shadow protect technician which ran from a licensed usb drive. It was not cheap but it was very handy and clonezilla is a poor substitute when imaging to dissimilar hardware etc where Veeam already is pretty strong.
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby rsanders » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:36 pm

+1 This is an excellent idea and I would use this a lot in the same use case as OP.
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:53 pm

Thanks guys. Good feedback!
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