Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

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Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Regnor » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:14 am 8 people like this post

As a technican I often have to do a system backup before touching a client machine, either because the risk of loosing files or because I'm doing a clean installation.
So it would be great if we could create a system or volume backup from the Recovery Media. This would save much time as you wouldn't have to install Veeam Endpoint Backup just for on single backup and you only have to use a single backup solution instead of many different ones.
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:03 pm

Regnor,
Thank you for your feedback, interesting use case - we will discuss it with the team.
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby bhively » Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:10 pm 1 person likes this post

I second this feature request. It would be handy in many situations from creating a backup of a computer prior to powering it on for maintenance to snapping an audit or forensic image without booting the operating system to snapping an image of the disk inside a machine for cloning to another machine (bootable media support for backup creation would allow the capture of a system where sysprep had been run and shut down the PC).
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Njumaen » Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:29 am

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

Veeam Logoby Regnor » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:22 am

Thanks :)

It would be really great if this would be implemented.
I don't know what everyone else is using in such a situation; I myself prefer Clonezilla or Redobackup, but both lack of FLR which is quite a disadvantage.
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby MisterV » Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:29 pm 1 person likes this post

+1

Would be interesting to use as an alternative for clonezilla, also for rolling out clients.
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby oz42 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:42 pm

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

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:05 pm

Guys, thank you for pushing this. Imaging is a bit different from backup, so it might be completed to include such feature in the existing recovery tool we have, but we would definitely pay attention to all your request when it comes to the next version features discussions! Once again thanks to all of you!
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Feature Request - Backup from Bare Matel

Veeam Logoby HussainMahfood » Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:23 am 1 person likes this post

Backup from Bare Matel Device. This option will allow us to Backup even from Not bootable Windows machine (Backup can be disk, Volume or Folder based)
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:16 pm

Hussain,

I'm not 100 % sure if I get this. So you want to be able to do a backup from a disk / volume or folder after being started from our recovery appliance? So a Windows machine that can't be started anymore, where you don't have no backup from so you want to use our recovery appliance to create a 1-time backup so you can restore it afterwards to a new machine or whatever... NOT BMR anymore, but just recover the files necessary. Is that correct?

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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Regnor » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:51 pm

I think Hussain (and also myself) means both; create a system image and also be able to recover single files.
If a machine isn't properly booting I'm also doing a full system backup so that I'm able to restore it in case that things get worse.

I also see an advantage when we're doing a fresh installation. Even if a user says that all files are backuped it could happen that he or she has forgotten something. So we boot VEB, do a one-time backup and if anything gets lost(not only files bit also settings) we're always able to get back to to original image.
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Homes32 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:27 pm

+1 for Create from Recovery Media,

In addition to the above comments its also useful if the computer in question will not boot correctly or due to viruses or corrupted windows updates. The ability to "snapshot" the disk in the event that repairs fail would be a welcome addition.
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Regnor » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:05 am

d.popov wrote:Regnor,
Thank you for your feedback, interesting use case - we will discuss it with the team.

Hello Dima,

were you able to discuss this feature request with the team?
If so, what was their opinion?
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:21 pm

This feature will definitely not be a part of v1, and we have not started planning our future releases yet. Planning will require some initial prototyping, before we can form the opinion. Thanks!
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Re: Feature Request - Create Backup from Recovery Media

Veeam Logoby corby » Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:39 pm

Just browsing the forum and saw this thread.

I would have assumed the recovery media would be able to perform backups. An "offline" backup of a Windows computer (or any other OS), would seem to be a perfect feature for technician work, prior to doing ANYTHING else to the original system. I would always like to know I can bring a client machine back to its original condition.
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