Feature request - Resume restart from interupted point

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Feature request - Resume restart from interupted point

Veeam Logoby DaveBowker » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:34 am 1 person likes this post


I'm not sure if it is possible but I was wondering if it is possible to restart the initial / first time backup, if it has been interupted by a shutdown or network issue. I'm trying to backup a 1 TB desktop PC but it's on a 10Meg network so was running for over 24 Hrs before I stopped it.

I've since connected my backup device and desktop to a 1GB network which compled a backup in 5 hours but was wondering if a restartable method was possible. My initial thoughts are most of the files on the computer are not changing so the files placed on the backup share would still be valid after a restart. Obvoiusly the changed files would need to be reprocessed but I think this would allow laptops who start / stop / move to eventually get a full backup. Subsequent backups are obviously smaller so stand a better chance of being captured.

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Re: Feature request - Resume restart from interupted point

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:59 pm

Hi Dave, technically it might be possible, but will require that we keep VSS snapshot all this time, which may result with lots of extra disk space consumption. We will investigate this feature for the following releases. Thanks!
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Re: Feature request - Resume restart from interupted point

Veeam Logoby LukeAd » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:42 pm

[First, thanks for what seems to be a fantastic (and free) product so far!! (I'm currently testing it on myself before deciding whether to roll it out to the rest of our users)]

I would like to add my vote to this feature request.

We have a number of remote users, as well as laptop users and Surface Pro users who never sit still for very long :)

Getting that initial backup can take 2-3 days of continuous uptime (and network connectivity) over "slowish" high-speed connections.

Our users are not the type to have the patience (or to remember) to leave their systems on and connected without interruption for that long, and it would not be realistic to try to have them capture their initial backup on an external USB drive we send them (so they can ship it back to our data center where we plug it in to "pre-seed" the initial backup on a file server...and this doesn't work if we want to backup to our VBR repo anyway).

Being able to restart an interrupted backup by having it pick up where it previously left off would be a huge benefit to capturing that first large backup. In fact it is the only realistic way for remote/portable users.

[this thread for reference: http://forums.veeam.com/veeam-endpoint-backup-f33/how-does-endpoint-backup-handle-network-outage-t28044.html]
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Re: Feature request - Resume restart from interupted point

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:55 am

Luke, thanks - counted!
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