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Full backup question

Post by Mr_M_Cox » Sep 23, 2015 2:37 pm

Hi All,

I have just sent up Veeam to do a full computer backup to allow for bare metal recovery. One question I have is, will the full backup also backup the drive being used as the backup storage location?
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Re: Full backup question

Post by P.Tide » Sep 23, 2015 4:06 pm

Hi,

If you choose the "Entire computer" option and choose a local drive as a backup storage location then you won't be able to get past "Schedule" tab as wizard will error with a "Unable to perform entire computer backup to an internal disk" message. Thus I don't fully understand your question, please elaborate.

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Re: Full backup question

Post by Mr_M_Cox » Sep 23, 2015 4:15 pm

hi, thanks for the reply. The backup location is a USB attached external drive and it does appear to be backing up correctly. I just wondered but I guess it wont back up its backup destination.

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Re: Full backup question

Post by P.Tide » Sep 23, 2015 4:35 pm

Correct, it won't be processed. Moreover - external USB devices are excluded from backup by default at the job level. If you want to vote for "backup USB drive" feature you can post in this thread. Another question - what's the purpose of placing a USB drive backup onto the same USB drive?

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