Standalone backup agent for Microsoft Windows servers and workstations (formerly Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE)
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Open feedback for popular and free Veeam Agent for Microsoft

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I wrote a little article up
Open feedback for popular and free Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.0 (RTM Pilot)
https://TinkerTry.com/open-product-feed ... ft-windows
with some ideas and feedback. Some may be repeats, some are new, hopefully some of it is helpful.

Here's the current list, but see the article above for the latest:
1. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE are mouthfuls
a shorter name that folks would be more likely to say, like:
Veeam Agent for Windows, Veeam Agent for Windows FREE
-or-
Veeam Agent for Windows, Veeam Free Agent for Windows
2. better 4K display support for bare-metal (WinPE) recovery media, see my report
3. IPSec and OpenSSL VPN client in bare-metal (WinPE) recovery media
4. support for 10GbE networking in bare-metal recovery media, as I reported, for systems like the popular Xeon D with its baked-in Intel X552/X557 10GbE
5. support for VPN (IPSec and OpenSSL) autodial baked into the backup schedule, connecting on demand as part of the daily scheduled wake-up/daily backup/sleep routine (think kid away at college, backed up to network share or repository)
6. support for all-in-one wizard for recovery USB drive creation, with room for a single stand-alone backup on it (think sending kid off to college)
7. be able to save or hold or delete particular backups, with annotation
8. be able to scroll back past just the most recent 7 backups
9. if multiple IPs in the system where created the media, you can end up with fixed IP in the USB boot environment instead of DHCP
10. when testing backup integrity, it can be a struggle sometimes doing a restore to a same sized UEFI/GPT drive inside an ESXi 6.5 VM, partitions not always auto-matched oddly, requiring manual partition selection/layout
11. being able to optionally and easily include my Outlook 2016 PST files and folder for non-Exchange accounts would avoid gigabytes of email that must re-downloaded from IMAP servers after a full bare-metal restore, and would preserving address book type-ahead cache, etc.
12. making creation of a universal bootable media with boot-time choice between using drivers from the PC it was created on or not, along with a variety of network drivers, injecting the most common 1GbE and 10GbE NIC drivers automatically, and/or additional specified drivers
13. consider a procedure to add a universal Veeam Recovery image to the PXE boot environment (WDS Server) that Windows Server 2016 Essentials offers to networked users

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Re: Open feedback for popular and free Veeam Agent for Micro

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Not going to answer to all as some should be answered or taken into consideration by our PM but here goes:

1. We all says Veeam Agent for Windows ;-) but this is just to be political correct.
2. This is something that is on the roadmap/list. Better DPI support in general for our solutions is on the list for a while.

The rest I will leave open but there are some great remarks and feature requests! Keep them coming ;-)
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Re: Open feedback for popular and free Veeam Agent for Micro

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OK! More ideas added to same article:
https://TinkerTry.com/open-product-feed ... ft-windows

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