Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby SKratzTS » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:58 pm

For forensics purposes, this would be very useful (probably run into issues with bitlockered/encrypted drives doing this, though...)
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby the_mentor » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:40 pm

+1
This would be useful in many cases as many people suggested.
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:49 am

@Steve Kratz,

You have a valid point. If the drive is bitlockered we won't be able to read the data. However, if you have the bitlocker key to unlock it (and I assume this is a corporate environment so...) would that be enough so you can take the backup as an administrator? (That would also block unjustified use of the ISO since only the admin or technician would be able to do it...)

Just a thought, feedback is welcome ;-)
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[MERGED] Backup via recovery media

Veeam Logoby Houns89 » Tue May 02, 2017 12:14 pm

Hello,

one short question:
is it possible to create a backup with the recovery media?

my situation:
I often have to test IPCs with different software installations and/or windows installations with special drivers or programs.
I'd like to create backup before the first windows start.
So I could always start again with the original setup.


Sorry for my stupid question.
At the moment I'm using veeam endpoint backup free. But I didn't find this feature.
Is there a workaround via the commandline?


Thanks and kind regards,
Houns
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue May 02, 2017 12:55 pm

Currently, creating backups from the recovery media is not possible.
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Guillou » Tue May 02, 2017 1:28 pm

For same goal that Houns89 could you please add this feature to make Standalone full backups
Thanks.
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Goodwintek » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:34 am

Another vote for full and file level backups from the recovery media to USB, network share or booting from WDS like environment.
Icing on the cake would be Windows, Linux and OSX support.
Use case: in a remote location with no repository access. Or factory image stored on the local hard drive on separate partition.

Thanks for listening Veeam! :D
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby mma » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:38 am

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

Veeam Logoby Regnor » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:20 am

I know it's my topic, but just wanted to say that I'm still watching it.
At the moment I sometimes install Veeam just for one-time-backups ;)
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[MERGED] Offline Windows backup

Veeam Logoby promodel » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:02 pm

I apologize if this has already been discussed or requested. I had a situation yesterday where one of my remote users came into my office with an Windows laptop that would not boot (BSOD). His backups where at home on his external USB drive, which is fine since they shouldn't travel with their backups because of the risk of everything being stolen or lost.

Until he got back home to do a Veeam restore I figured I would just backup his files and do a fresh Windows install and then restore his files. The problem is, from what I can see, you can't do a Veeam backup of a physical machine that will not boot. The recovery media has the ability to do a restore, so why not enable the ability to do a backup as well? I do understand their are some considerations, like Bitlocker encryption being a problem, but in this case the user didn't have Bitlocker on.

Please advise if I am missing something or if this is already a feature request and/or in the roadmap for the next release.

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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby vClintWyckoff » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:40 am

Promodel-
No, you're not missing anything this is just not possible today but as you can see we have received this request many times before. Thanks for the post.
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby tinkererguy » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:09 pm

Hey Clint and Mike and Vitaliy! +1 from me on this feature request, just to add to your list of those very interested ;)
New Dell Precision 5520 laptop, would love to image it before first boot, but oh so many other use cases too.
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Anguel » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:54 pm

+1 here, have to use Paragon for cold imaging so far...
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby person » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:27 pm

+1 Would be very helpful and much appreciated.
Thank you!
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Skyview » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:03 pm

Ghost/Livestate/System Recovery/Veritas has been able to do this since 1996.

It's a big reason why we haven't switched our 500 clients over.
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