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Offline Backup Windows Client?

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Hi,

does Veeam have a product in its portfolio that allows us to do offline (no install, bootable from USB/CD) backups of Windows client computer occasionally? Paid or free.

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Re: Offline Backup Windows Client?

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Hi Daniel,

You may use Veeam Agent for Windows, but it should be installed on a target machine first (takes just a few minutes, can be done using UI or Agent Configurator), then you can perform various data protection activities both using UI and Agent Configurator. For example, you may create a Recovery Media and restore from ISO/CD/DVD in case of a disaster.

Alternatively, you may utilize Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition (Free) to centrally manage Veeam Agents through a single console. In the latter case, you can deploy Veeam Agents automatically through the network.

Both products should be installed first (due to the nature of the underlying applications and related services), but offer lots of extremely useful capabilities for daily data protection operations.

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Re: Offline Backup Windows Client?

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Too bad you don't offer something to do an offline backup.

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Re: Offline Backup Windows Client?

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What is a need for it in your particular case?

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Re: Offline Backup Windows Client?

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Hello,

are there any new plans for an offline backup client?

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There are no plans for now to support this capability.

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Re: Offline Backup Windows Client?

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Ok. :-(

Thanks for the fast answer.

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[MERGED] Agent backup from bootable media?

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Is there a way to use the bootable media to take a block level or volume level STANDALONE (monolithic... not part of any existing chain) bare metal “rescue” backup of a pc from that point (outside of the every day driver operating system)?

Similar to booting windows PE and using the classic Norton ghost to take an image store it on a removable disk or network drive.

I need to troubleshoot a OS problem, and I want to backup my data before tinkering.

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[MERGED] Re: Agent backup from bootable media?

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Not possible today with Veeam. There is already a topic for that. Feel free to have a look:

veeam-agent-for-windows-f33/offline-bac ... 63264.html
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[MERGED] Re: Agent backup from bootable media?

Post by Hariseldon1 »

Thank you for the feedback!
You answer and that link is unfortunate for the state of today... it means using a non-veeam offline backup solution for "rescues backups" and it means keeping two standards of backup formats: Veeam and non-Veeam.
Unless you can recommend a non-veeam offline backup solution that can be "converted" to veeam format standards?

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[MERGED] Re: Agent backup from bootable media?

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This „offline backup solution for "rescues backups"“ is something you do in a emergency scenario. It‘s definitely not a daily task.

Just use a disk cloning software from another company if you need it. The demo version will work I think.
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[MERGED] Running the Veeam Agent as a portable application

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I want to be able to create a full backup image on a clean workstation without making any changes on this system.
I have used portable versions of Ghost and Macrium on a WinPe, Strelec and Hirens Boot USB.

Is it possible to add the Backup Agent as a portable app on one of the above platforms?
The recovery media only allows you to restore an image not create one. This option should be available.

I want my team to use Veeam as our default imaging app for all disaster recovery scenarios.
This would allow us to switch over to Veeam 100% and not renew contracts for other vendors.

Since the windows workstation version is available for free why isn't available for potable use?
Any help on creating portable versions of the Veeam tools would be awesome.

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Re: Offline Backup Windows Client?

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Hello,
no, that's not possible. Please see the answers above.

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Re: Offline Backup Windows Client?

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Thanks for the response.
Will this be considered for a future improvement.
I am sure adding a backup feature on the Rescue media would be an easy task and very useful to customers.
Oh well. I guess we will the competitors solutions instead.

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