Question regarding ransomware protection feature

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Question regarding ransomware protection feature

Veeam Logoby pstoric83 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:35 pm

It shows it will eject an external drive after backup completion but does that mean I will need to physically disconnect then re-connect that external drive again so the next daily backup can run? Not sure how that works exactly.
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Re: Question regarding ransomware protection feature

Veeam Logoby nitramd » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:18 pm 2 people like this post

Paul,

The Windows machine should unmount the USB drive. You will have to then have to remove the cable then plug it back in for the OS to recognize it.

As an experiment, I plugged in a USB thumb drive into my Win10 PC. I ejected it (leaving it in the USB slot) then went to the device manager and performed a "Scan for hardware changes". But, alas, the thumb drive was not detected.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Question regarding ransomware protection feature

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:48 pm

does that mean I will need to physically disconnect then re-connect that external drive again so the next daily backup can run

That's true. VAW can unmount the USB device but user must manually connect it back for the next job run.
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Re: Question regarding ransomware protection feature

Veeam Logoby pstoric83 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:41 pm

Thanks for clearing that up!
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