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Rebuild VBM without VBR (Veeam Agent for Windows only)

Post by terryt@pksound.ca » Jul 14, 2018 8:12 pm

I see the Powershell script that can rebuild a VBM file from VBK, VIB files, but it requires a Veeam Backup & Restore installation.
Is there any way to rebuild a VBM file without a Veeam Backup & Restore installation (Veeam Agent for Windows only)?

I reset my Veeam Agent for Windows database on my home computer and I want to get files from a previous VBK full backup but now I can't because the VBM file is gone. I have a licensed VBR installation at work. Can I take my home VBK/VIB files into work and do it there?

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Re: Rebuild VBM without VBR (Veeam Agent for Windows only)

Post by Dima P. » Jul 15, 2018 10:44 pm

Hello Terry.

Veeam Agent for Windows cannot rebuild the vbm file. You should import your backup to your Veeam B&R server in order to perform restore from vbk. Thanks.

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[MERGED] Re: Wish - a simple tool to recreate missing vbm files

Post by pj1220 » Oct 16, 2018 9:42 am

I use VAW 2.2.0.589 Free in a win10/64bit environment. Using powershell and scripts is beyond my capabilities. I'd rather like to have a tool to (re)generate a vbm from a selection of a) a single vbk or b) a vbk and selected vib files.

Thanks

PS Sorry if this is the wrong place to post my wish

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Re: Rebuild VBM without VBR (Veeam Agent for Windows only)

Post by Dima P. » Oct 18, 2018 5:19 pm

pj1220,

Thank you for your request. May I ask why vbm was lost? Was it corrupted or accidentally deleted? Cheers!

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Re: Rebuild VBM without VBR (Veeam Agent for Windows only)

Post by pj1220 » Oct 22, 2018 5:13 am

Hi Dima,

Thanks for caring. One VBM was deleted because of user stupidness (actually my stupidity). Furthermore I plan to stash away some VBK files on an external drive for the future. I am not sure if this will work when I only write away the VBK (plus or minus) the VBM but omit the VIB files. Reason for doing it that way is my backup strategy: VAW runs infinite incremental backups with a retention period of 14 days with no additional full backups. Soo I really do not know if writing away the VBK plus the VBM will make sense, as the VBM will contain information of then non existent VIB files.

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Re: Rebuild VBM without VBR (Veeam Agent for Windows only)

Post by Dima P. » Oct 23, 2018 5:17 pm

pj1220,

vbm is required anyway, as it contains meta information not only for incremental backups but for full backup as well. If you want to create a secondary copy - I'd recommend to use backup full to a different location functionality to create an independent full backup to a usb drive.

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