Feature Request - MSI/Configuration options for auto install

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Feature Request - MSI/Configuration options for auto install

Veeam Logoby rpeters4sps » Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:55 pm

For GPO/PDQ installs, have the ability to automatically create the recovery ISO, and configure the jobs to save to a default location, without touching every computer.

Additionally, powershell hooks, to initiate/check on job status
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Re: Feature Request - MSI/Configuration options for auto ins

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:50 pm

Hi Robert,

Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated. As regards the automatic job creation and configuration, then I fully agree with you on this, but I'm not sure about recovery ISO. Since you're talking about GPO, then most likely the image/configuration of the endpoints is the same and only one recovery media should be enough, right?

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Re: Feature Request - MSI/Configuration options for auto ins

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:13 pm

Agree, in case you have typical hardware configuration and OS within the same location – one recovery appliance is enough. Moreover, if you hardware varies you may manually add all the necessary drivers to one recovery disk (or even load them during recovery process).
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Re: Feature Request - MSI/Configuration options for auto ins

Veeam Logoby rpeters4sps » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:25 pm

True, I was thinking more of terms of automation in installing it, not having to touch anything on the server and knowing that the recovery iso exists.

For my testbed installs of Endpoint, I picked four servers, of those two are roughly the same hardware configuration, and they all differ slightly in OS.

So to minimize any chance of not having the correct drivers or target OS, I'd imagine that most of the time it's a crisis where you need the image, and
to not have to track down any drivers.


Additional thought, how about scheduled recreation of the recovery ISO as well, in case the hardware/OS configuration drifts?
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Re: Feature Request - MSI/Configuration options for auto ins

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:01 am

That could be also a possibility, but what do you mean by hardware change? Completely new one? In this case, both full backup and recovery ISO should be, indeed, re-created. As far as I know all latest OS do have compatibility drivers, in case their image can successfully be migrated to another hardware.
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Re: Feature Request - MSI/Configuration options for auto ins

Veeam Logoby hyvokar » Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:26 pm

Hi!

Sorry about bumbing an old thread.
We are considering start using end point backup in large scale. Is there any news about .msi package and/or distributing settings via gpo?
Is there any commandline switches for silent installation for endpointbackup1.x.x.xxx.exe to be used for example with mdt task sequence?
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Re: Feature Request - MSI/Configuration options for auto ins

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:31 pm

Hello,
Is there any news about .msi package and/or distributing settings via gpo?

No news., sorry. You still can distribute the package via GPO but each endpoint should be configured manually.
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Re: Feature Request - MSI/Configuration options for auto ins

Veeam Logoby hyvokar » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:11 pm

Ok, /silent seems to be the switch I was looking for.
Can you give me any insights, where endpoint backup stores it's settings? If they are stored in registry I think I can distribute them via group policy preferences.
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Re: Feature Request - MSI/Configuration options for auto ins

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:12 pm

Settings are stored in the database, so I doubt you can distribute it centrally.
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[MERGED] Endpoint Backup and GPO

Veeam Logoby simon-group1 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:31 pm

How do I go about deploying Veeam Endpoint Backup via GPO?
Thanks in advance?
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Re: Feature Request - MSI/Configuration options for auto ins

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:23 pm

Hello Simon and welcome to the community,

Installation in Unattended Mode is supported and can be used in the conjunction with GPO. Backup job, however, should be configured manually. Thanks.
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[MERGED] Remote Deploy Veeam Free in Domain ?

Veeam Logoby zadrian » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:21 am

Hi, May I know if it is possible to remote deploy Veeam Free in Domain computers and set a "universal backup" settings such as back up file level of c:\users (all files in that folder) to d:\ ?
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Re: Remote Deploy Veeam Free in Domain ?

Veeam Logoby PTide » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:35 am

Hi,

Veeam Free
Are you referring to Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE or to Veeam Backup & Replication Free?

Thank you.
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Re: Feature Request - MSI/Configuration options for auto ins

Veeam Logoby zadrian » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:33 am

Hi, I think for me, it would be endpoint free.
Coz I wanna deploy to mass users to backup files in the folder c:\users (certain files like .pdf .xls* . doc* .ppt*) to a network shared folder (at 1pm).
So it would be great if we can run a remote installer then add parameters to have parameters to set up the backup as well.
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Re: Feature Request - MSI/Configuration options for auto ins

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:29 pm

Hello zadrian,

Check the approach suggested above in this thread – you can force the VEB setup thru the GPO/scripting or any other software distribution tools, however you need to configure every endpoint’s job manually afterwards. Thanks.
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