Feature Request - Backup Mapped Drive

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Feature Request - Backup Mapped Drive

Veeam Logoby lethallynx » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:52 am

Hey guys loving the BETA!

I noticed that in backup mode it just looks to skip over mapped drives and only lists local drives?

It would be nice if you could select a mapped drive to backup.

Would be cool if you could select the whole volume as well as being able to drill down the file structure and select speicifc folders.

Yes I know you could just install the tool onto the fileserver hosting the file share, but in the case of a small QNAP/Synology NAS this isn't possible.
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Re: Feature Request - Backup Mapped Drive

Veeam Logoby lethallynx » Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:30 am

Whoops second line should read "I noticed that in ANY backup mode it just looks to skip over mapped drives and only lists local drives?"
I can't seem to edit the original post anymore....

I figured that the File Level backup mode might expose the ability to do it but also checked volume level backup mode (thinking I might have to do the whole network drive as it didn't support file level).
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Re: Feature Request - Backup Mapped Drive

Veeam Logoby daemoned » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:04 am

Dosen't it use Shadow Copies for backup purposes? Can't see how this will work then with network shares.
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Re: Feature Request - Backup Mapped Drive

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:55 am

Hi Justin,

Yes, currently mapped as well as removable drives are not exposed via GUI and cannot be selected as a backup source, even for FLR backup mode.

Thanks for the feedback!
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Re: Feature Request - Backup Mapped Drive

Veeam Logoby sibinsam » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:20 pm

Will this option be available in GA?
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Re: Feature Request - Backup Mapped Drive

Veeam Logoby jonaz » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:38 pm 1 person likes this post

The only way around this is to use an iSCSI connection to the file server. This way from the OS standpoint, it will look like a local drive, instead of a removable or mapped drive.
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Re: Feature Request - Backup Mapped Drive

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:08 pm

Jona is spot on.
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Re: Feature Request - Backup Mapped Drive

Veeam Logoby STORM121 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:44 pm

Have simular situation.

My file server is built from the file side of my VNX5300. I can't install the endpoint on the vnx 5300.

So I have a dedicate server that I map all the cifs server folders to and run backups with acronics.

I have two external USB drives as my targets.

Are there any plans to include mapped drives?
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Re: Feature Request - Backup Mapped Drive

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:09 am

David,
I believe VNX5300 does support iSCSI - you could present storage via mounting iSCSI volume?
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Re: Feature Request - Backup Mapped Drive

Veeam Logoby STORM121 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:15 am

d.popov wrote:David,
I believe VNX5300 does support iSCSI - you could present storage via mounting iSCSI volume?


Yes it does, however I already have all of my block level storage allocated to iscsi.

It would take a lot more work to reconfigure everything to build another connection.

I will just continue doing what I'm doing.
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Re: Feature Request - Backup Mapped Drive

Veeam Logoby mcafeej » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:52 pm

If a FLR is selected from a mapped drive why can't it be programmed to inform the user that mapped drives are unsupported and please use the UNC path instead. (Just a thought because I didn't know mapped drives wasn't supported before I found this post after the fact)

Only reason I bumped this topic is because I tried to do a restore to my recently formatted laptop and after about 2 minutes I realized that mapped drives didn't work.
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Re: Feature Request - Backup Mapped Drive

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:36 am

Jesse,
This OP refers to the backup issue. As I’ve understood in your case you can’t use the mapped drive while running FLR right? Is it not displayed when you go to Browse the location, I thought we are using the native windows dialog there and you should be able to browse for a mapped drive?
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Re: Feature Request - Backup Mapped Drive

Veeam Logoby mcafeej » Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:06 pm

I am able to go through the process and even selecting a snapshot from a mapped drive but when it tries to mount the backup job it fails every time unless a UNC path is selected. Is this a bug or intentional?

I could even send some logs if need be and open up a case.
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Re: Feature Request - Backup Mapped Drive

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:37 pm

Jesse,
Understood. Yes, a support case will be great and as usual, please, post a case ID to this thread so we could track it. Thank you in advance.
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Re: Feature Request - Backup Mapped Drive

Veeam Logoby mcafeej » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:40 pm

Ticket # 00731289

Let me know if you need additional information or logs regarding the case.
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