MAC Bootcamp Windows 7 disaster recovery experience

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MAC Bootcamp Windows 7 disaster recovery experience

Veeam Logoby kranseier » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:16 pm


i am missing a test machine to try and i don't dare to test on my production setup.

Has anyone successfully restored a backup of a bootcamp windows 7 SP1 (all updates) install with veeam endpoint backup 1.5.309 in a disaster recovery scenario (Windows unbootable/broken, recovery boot from cd or usb)?

If yes:
- Which exact backup settings did you use [Entire Computer/Volume level]?
- Which type of recovery media did yu use [cd or usb]?
- Any oddities you experienced while restoring?
- Any tricks required to make restored Windows boot again?

My current system setup is:
- default OS X partitions
- default bootcamp partitions created by bootcamp assistant
- VEEAM Endpoint Backup 1.5.309 backing up to USB drive

I'd be thankful for any real life experience .

Kind regards,

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Re: MAC Bootcamp Windows 7 disaster recovery experience

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:59 pm

Hi Karl,

You don't need to test this against the real production computer to answer these questions. Why not to try and restore this Windows backup as a Hyper-V VM and verify all the steps/questions specifically for your computer? Check out these links for more info > Exporting Disks and Feature Request : P2V restore

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Re: MAC Bootcamp Windows 7 disaster recovery experience

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:41 pm

Hi Karl,

Unfortunately, dual boot scenario is not supported. VEB may work for Windows partitions in such case – you can test it with volume level backup for Windows volumes only. Mac OS partitions should be ignored in such case.
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