Feature Request: FAT32 USB Recovery Disk

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Feature Request: FAT32 USB Recovery Disk

Veeam Logoby lopeztaz » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:25 am

I would like to create a 32GB Veeam Recovery Media USB flash disk containing a 18GB backup. Since the recovery media is formatted fat32 due to Microsoft's recommendations on boot media, individual files cannot be larger then 4GB. I would like to request splitting up the backup file into 4GB chunks to create an all in one recovery USB flash stick for C: partition backups or PCs whose backups would fit in 32GB. So for example an 18GB backup would contain 5 individual backup files of 4GB + 4GB + 4GB + 4GB + 2GB = 18GB.
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Re: Feature Request: FAT32 USB Recovery Disk

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:19 pm

Hi lopeztaz,
recovery media is formatted fat32 due to Microsoft's recommendations on boot media, individual files cannot be larger then 4GB.

You can create recovery media on NTFS partition :wink:
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Re: Feature Request: FAT32 USB Recovery Disk

Veeam Logoby lopeztaz » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:33 pm

I used Rufus and the Veeam ISO to create the stick but it gives mixed results when starting. The problem is that it is not always recognized during boot up. I was looking for a FAT32 compatible option so that I could use EFI.
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Re: Feature Request: FAT32 USB Recovery Disk

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:54 pm

Joshua,

Try to use the native recovery media creation logic and check if it boots properly in your environment.
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