Is Recovery Media Unique to the Computer it's created from?

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Is Recovery Media Unique to the Computer it's created from?

Veeam Logoby DrWhy » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:16 pm

Is Recovery Media Unique to the Computer it's created from? For example, does the recovery media that is created on a machine grab and include drivers that are specific to that machine? Do I need to create a recovery media for each computer that is being protected by Veeam endpoint?
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Re: Is Recovery Media Unique to the Computer it's created fr

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:36 pm

Hi Caleb,

Its unique in terms of drivers: recovery media collects all the drivers from the OS to ensure restore works properly. You can disable this option and load drivers while performing bare metal restore. Additionally, we recommend to create at least one recovery media per windows distribution you are protecting.

More details and workarounds here
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Re: Is Recovery Media Unique to the Computer it's created fr

Veeam Logoby DrWhy » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:00 pm

Thanks for this info. It's rather unrealistic to create and track a recovery media for each endpoint that's being protected, particularly when you are choosing to backup many computers to a veeam repository. Will this be any different with the newer paid version coming out?
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Re: Is Recovery Media Unique to the Computer it's created fr

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:40 pm

Caleb,

It's not required: just can keep one recovery media per OS type (i.e. one for Windows 10, another for Windows 2012R2 etc). Drivers can be loaded during bare metal recovery from the vendor disk or USB stick.
Will this be any different with the newer paid version coming out?

This functionality remains the same.
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